Poll: Undecided 2014 voters disapprove of Obamacare by 40 point margin

posted at 2:41 pm on March 26, 2014 by Guy Benson

Liberal pollsters aren’t issuing frank warnings about an emerging enthusiasm gap and admonishing Democrats to distance themselves from Obamacare for kicks and giggles. They’re doing so because they’re staring at numbers like these every day:

Overall support for the law is underwater at (41/53), with an intensity gap of 20 points.  Obamacare’s approval rating is upside-down among virtually all demographic groups: Men, women, independents, young voters, seniors and Hispanics (the lone exceptions being Democrats and African-Americans).  Tellingly, Fifty-fix percent of uninsured Americans disapprove of the law.  Among those who describe themselves as likely but undecided 2014 voters, Obamacare approval sits at a robust (25/65) — which is surely why Nancy Pelosi keeps advising Republicans that campaigning against the law is a waste of breath.  A few additional nuggets from this fresh Morning Consult nationwide survey:

(1) Less than one-fourth of respondents (24 percent) say Obamacare will make things better for their family; 41 percent say it will make things worse.

(2) Only 11 percent of Americans expect the overhaul to lower healthcare costs — including just three percent of undecided voters — a brutal assessment of one of the law’s top promises.  Sixty percent say Obamacare will increase costs.

(3) Twenty-three percent of respondents say the law will improve access to care, while 37 percent believe the opposite.  On quality of care, 18 percent foresee improved care, whereas 37 percent are bracing for an erosion.

(4) Less than a third of the public (31 percent) says Congress should leave the law intact or expand it.  Everyone else is split evenly between either making changes to the law (35 percent), and de-funding or repealing it (34 percent).  As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, one of the most popular “fixes” to Obamacare is delaying or repealing the individual mandate tax — which would gut the law.

(5) Among respondents who’ve visited Obamacare’s online exchange, 73 percent chose not to purchase coverage — and among that group, the top reason cited was “the price of health insurance policies.”  These results mirror other studies on the uninsured population’s interaction with the new law.

(6) Americans split almost evenly on the question of which political party they generally trust more on healthcare-related policies, with Democrats holding a slim 52/48 edge.  Democrats have traditionally enjoyed a double-digit advantage on this question.

Keep waiting, guys.

UPDATE – A fresh CBS News poll is also pretty ugly across the board for Obama. The president is 16 points underwater on healthcare, specifically.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

everdilligent will have a heartattack.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Meet the ever’smart’ poster of HA

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

(6) Americans split almost evenly on the question of which political party they generally trust more on healthcare-related policies, with Democrats holding a slim 52/48 edge. Democrats have traditionally enjoyed a double-digit advantage on this question.

What???…

PatriotRider on March 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

This must be the 3000% reduction due to ObamaCare they were predicting.

BobMbx on March 26, 2014 at 2:47 PM

But, the child just spoke to the Eurowieners and they were raptured. I hope they keep him there.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:47 PM

So, a majority disapprove of Obamacare that was passed solely by the Democrats and has been roundly criticized and attacked by the GOP, but the majority still trusts the Democrats over the GOP. Go figure. Nice going, Boehner and company.

HiJack on March 26, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Don’t scare the idiot nutball off before he has a chance to get stupid again.

In this 0bama economy we have to get our entertainment where we can.

cozmo on March 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Honestly, even with the higher costs, the worse care, the lack of choices, the epic screw-ups across the board, I, like the democrats, figured this thing would rise in popularity once it became “the law of the land.” That always happens. It just does. I am shocked that it has not. I’d like to say I have a renewed faith in my fellow citizens, but they voted this clown in twice, so they haven’t gotten any smarter. Most, in fact, are probably a little bit dumber than they were in November 2012. So what’s the explanation?

Rational Thought on March 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

obama’care’ adherents, explain why, if it’s so good, obama exempted more than half the land, incl. himself and family, from it?

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Doesn’t matter much. Obama is still President and O-care is pretty much Jette to stay.

He Who Some Call A Traitor on March 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Good Lord!

The foursquare at the top of HA right now is all female. Michelle Malkin and three leading members of the coven Pelosi, Murray, and Sebelius.

Why MM? Couldn’t figure out a way to get Debbie Wasserman Schnitz into a foursome? ;0 DWS would have been perfect since she is the one that told us that Dems would be running ON Obamacare come November. I don’t see Pryor, Landrieu, or even Warner standing up and proudly campaigning on getting Obamacare through the Senate in the dark of night through pure partisanship.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM

obama will move the dates on the mandate, by weeks, until Aug-Sept, when he’ll move the mandate to 2017.

He has a pen and a phone, even if they are illegal.

Just two weeks ago his spokesshill said that “he has no legal authority to move the mandate dates”.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Here to stay. Ducking auto correct.

He Who Some Call A Traitor on March 26, 2014 at 2:51 PM

But, the child just spoke to the Eurowieners and they were raptured. I hope they keep him there.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Not so enraptured:

http://youngcons.com/hilarious-watch-obama-speak-in-a-room-full-of-people-and-only-one-person-awkwardly-claps/

Rational Thought on March 26, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Doesn’t matter much. Obama is still President and O-care is pretty much Jette to stay.

He Who Some Call A Traitor on March 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Yep, and Jeantels and obamaphone-ladies still mooch the land, dry.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Dave Drywall’s Great-Grandfather posts in the CNN comments:

I don’t vote Republican all they represent are Canadians and i don’t vote Democratic because all they run for election are blue dog democrats.

Del Dolemonte on March 26, 2014 at 2:52 PM

obama’care’ adherents, explain why, if it’s so good, obama exempted more than half the land, incl. himself and family, from it?

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:49 PM

For that matter why aren’t the enrollment totals 9 million with even more demanding the deadline extension because they simply can’t get through due to demand.

Instead the excuse offered up by Harry Reid is that there is a 69-year-old moron who doesn’t understand this computer stuff. Reid also referenced his grandkids technical ability but not the fact that he used one of them to launder his campaign dollars into personal funds.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Not so enraptured:

http://youngcons.com/hilarious-watch-obama-speak-in-a-room-full-of-people-and-only-one-person-awkwardly-claps/

Rational Thought on March 26, 2014 at 2:51 PM

RT, you mix up two events. You referred to the presser.

I referred to him speaking to the Eurowiener leaders, when it was evening there. Just wrapped up. They stood on their feet, repeatedly, cried. I hope they keep the boy king there.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I’ll care about that 40 point margin, when Pelosi and the rest of the Dems up for reelection lose.

oscarwilde on March 26, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Run RUN RUN!!! on Obamacare, Donks!

ConstantineXI on March 26, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Nancy Pelosi’s close friend, California Democrat State Senator Leeland Yee arrested on corruption charges:

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fbi-california-state-sen-leland-yee-arrested

Pork-Chop on March 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Harry Reid’s excuse for Obamacare delay: Americans don’t know ‘how to use the Internet’ [video]

There are some people who are not — like my grandchildren — who can handle everything so easily on the Internet. And these people need a little extra time … We have a lot of people just like this, through no fault of the Internet, because people are not educated on how to use the Internet.

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 2:58 PM

The president fuhrer is 16 points underwater on healthcare, specifically.

VorDaj on March 26, 2014 at 2:58 PM

…polls …it seems …do not matter!

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2014 at 2:59 PM

What defies common sense is that there are still 43% of the population who approve of the job the SCOMAF is doing….

Even the Sandinista Mayor of NYC has dropped below that level – and that was just on the basis of his ill-conceived war on charter schools on behalf of his union masters.

Athos on March 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 2:58 PM

And, we’re the “racists” for not teaching them.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM

The GOP leadership in D.C. has somehow convinced themselve that these numbers mean that Republicans need to be careful attacking ObamaCare. That’s why they lose national elections.

MTF on March 26, 2014 at 3:02 PM

What defies common sense

Athos on March 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM

There is nothing common about common sense.

oscarwilde on March 26, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Yeah, but Verb approves of it, so there’s that..

ToddPA on March 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Pork-Chop on March 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Yep, plus

Charlotte, NC Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested by FBI on fed corruption charges » http://bit.ly/1drQT50

Illinois legislator — who sponsored TWO bills to boost child pornography penalties — under investigation for possession of kiddie porn

And these are all since Saturday.

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Even the Sandinista Mayor of NYC has dropped below that level – and that was just on the basis of his ill-conceived war on charter schools on behalf of his union masters.

Athos on March 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM

He also made it hard for the libs to get their Volvos out on the snowy streets to get Madison and Dylan off to their private schools. That kind of evil shit just can’t be forgiven.

Rational Thought on March 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM

They own it

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM

And these are all since Saturday.

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM

They’re dropping like flies!

Pork-Chop on March 26, 2014 at 3:07 PM

And these are all since Saturday.

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM

My conspiracy theory magic 8 ball says these arrests are supposed to be noise to cover up something else, much bigger, that might be coming down the road. Holder’s injustice department doesn’t arrest democrats unless it is in service to some other, more important, democrats. That’s just the simple truth.

Rational Thought on March 26, 2014 at 3:08 PM

The president is 16 points underwater

I wish…..
oh wait, you didn’t mean literally?
damn…

dmacleo on March 26, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Goebbels loves Nurse Ratched

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 3:10 PM

I referred to him speaking to the Eurowiener leaders, when it was evening there. Just wrapped up. They stood on their feet, repeatedly, cried. I hope they keep the boy king there.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:53 PM

SS probably injected some tear gas into the ventilation system to get that effect….

dentarthurdent on March 26, 2014 at 3:13 PM

My conspiracy theory magic 8 ball says these arrests are supposed to be noise to cover up something else, much bigger, that might be coming down the road.

Rational Thought on March 26, 2014 at 3:08 PM

My thought exactly.

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Yep, plus

Charlotte, NC Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested by FBI on fed corruption charges » http://bit.ly/1drQT50

Illinois legislator — who sponsored TWO bills to boost child pornography penalties — under investigation for possession of kiddie porn

And these are all since Saturday.

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM

notice on the farnham one they never stated party, only that the democrat party would be choosing a replacement from the tribune article. that wasn’t even in the USAToday article.
anyone not catching that would not know the party.
wonder why…

dmacleo on March 26, 2014 at 3:16 PM

notice on the farnham one they never stated party, only that the democrat party would be choosing a replacement from the tribune article. that wasn’t even in the USAToday article.
anyone not catching that would not know the party.
wonder why…

dmacleo on March 26, 2014 at 3:16 PM

that should say dailynews not usatoday, sorry.

dmacleo on March 26, 2014 at 3:17 PM

everdilligent will have a heartattack.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Ah yes, everdismal, one child left behind. Some of the offal that managed to slip in during the last open registration. Hack.

MisterElephant on March 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

and I had zoom up so much it messed up last paragraph mentioning he just won democrat primary.

man I FAILED hard there, sorry

dmacleo on March 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

cozmo on March 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

With ya

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 3:31 PM

dmacleo on March 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Don’t worry, it happens to all of us from time to time. I knew what you were trying to say. :-)

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 3:32 PM

And these are all since Saturday.

Flora Duh on March 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Getting rid of their bad press.

crankyoldlady on March 26, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Hey, GOP, pay no nevermind. You guys keep talking about amnesty, m’kay?

Occams Stubble on March 26, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Congrats on finding an obscure poll that supports your obscure opinion, because that worked out so well for you in the last presidential election.

Constantine on March 26, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Less than a third of the public (31 percent) says Congress should leave the law intact or expand it. Everyone else is split evenly between either making changes to the law (35 percent), and de-funding or repealing it (34 percent).

–The Morning Consult says that the standard deviation for the poll is +/-2%. So I wouldn’t make that big of a deal about the difference between 31% and 35%. With the standard deviation considered, the public may be split evenly 1/3, 1/3 and 1/3.

jim56 on March 26, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Hmmm….This makes the third 0Care thread, and still no sign of everdiso. Odd.

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

And 50% are clueless.

vnvet on March 26, 2014 at 5:05 PM

They’re dropping like flies!

Pork-Chop on March 26, 2014 at 3:07 PM

And you missed one, let me introduce you to CA state senator Leland Lee, D, SF.

antipc on March 26, 2014 at 6:05 PM