Recent low points in Americans’ support for the law came in late 2013 and early 2014, when 38% approved after companies dropped millions of Americans from their insurance plans because the plans did not meet the law’s minimum coverage requirements. Those actions clearly contradicted President Barack Obama’s pledge that those who liked their insurance plan would be able to keep it under the new law. Approval registered a similarly low 37% last fall after Republicans’ strong showing in the midterm elections.
But approval of the law has now increased 10 percentage points in two subsequent polls, rising to 44% in April and now 47% after the court’s decision.
Since November, approval of the ACA has increased among all key demographic groups, with the changes for each group generally within a few points of the overall 10-point increase.