Something Greg Sargent has been pointing out endlessly is the fact that people’s attitudes towards the Affordable Care Act have been remarkably stable despite a deluge of apocalyptic media coverage. This is confirmed yet again with a new poll from CNN/ORC. If you ask people whether they favor or oppose Obamacare, 62% oppose. However, if you break out that question to ask people why they oppose it, here’s what you get:
So that’s a 50% even today who either support the law or think it’s not liberal enough, compared to 43% who flat-out oppose. Among nonwhites, the difference is even more stark:
That’s 75% of nonwhites who either support the law or think it isn’t liberal enough, compared to 38% of whites. Needless to say, this bodes well for the law’s future public support.
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