Public Does Not Support Republican Efforts To Repeal Obamacare

While Republicans are threatening to shut down the government to repeal Obamacare, most Americans don’t go along with this idea. A United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll shows that there remains considerable skepticism about the law, but there is not widespread support for repeal:

Given the choice to either repeal the law, wait and see how it takes effect, or add money to aid its implementation, only 36 percent of adults picked outright repeal. More than half chose to either wait and see (30 percent) or provide more money (27 percent).

It is also important to keep in mind that there is considerable misunderstanding about the law, largely due to misinformation spread by the right wing noise machine. Polls have shown considerable support for the elements of the Affordable Care Act, even among many Republican voters, even in polls showing overall disapproval for the law when asked about it by name. Even many Republicans realize that once people experience all the benefits of Obamacare, there will be no turning back.