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CNN/ORC Poll. Dec. 16-19, 2013. N=1,035 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and your family will, in general, be better off, worse off, or about the same when the provisions of the health care law take effect next year?"
9/13: "From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and your family would, in general, be better off, worse off or about the same when the provisions of the health care law take effect?"
2010: "From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and your family would, in general, be better off, worse off or about the same if it becomes law?"

 
    Better off Worse off About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/16-19/13

16 42 40 2  
 

9/27-29/13

17 40 41 2  
 

9/21-23/10

18 37 43 3  
 

3/25-28/10

22 39 37 1  
 

3/19-21/10

19 47 33 -  
             

"From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and members of your family will or will not be able to receive care from the same doctors you see now?"
2009: "From what you know of those health care reforms, do you think you and members of your family would or would not be able to receive care from the same doctors you see now?"

 
    Will Will not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

12/16-19/13

61 35 4    
 

6/26-28/09

65 31 4    
             

"And from what you know of that legislation, do you think the amount you pay for medical care will increase, decrease, or remain the same?"
2009: "From what you know of the health care reforms which the Administration is working on, do you think the amount you pay for medical care would increase, decrease, or remain the same?"

 
    Increase Decrease Remain
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/16-19/13

63 7 28 2  
 

9/11-13/09

47 16 35 3  
 

8/28-31/09

55 19 24 2  
 

6/26-28/09

54 17 26 3  

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. Dec. 10-15, 2013. N=1,206 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"What would you like to see Congress do when it comes to the health care law? They should expand the law. They should keep the law as is. They should repeal the law and replace it with a Republican-sponsored alternative. OR, They should repeal the law and not replace it." Options rotated

 
    Expand Keep as is Replace with
GOP law
Repeal and
not replace
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

12/10-15/13

23 20 16 26 15
 

10/17-23/13

22 25 13 24 16
 

11/7-10/12

27 22 14 19 18
 

8/7-12/12

26 23 20 20 11
 

7/17-23/12

24 21 23 23 10
 

6/28-30/12

28 25 18 20 10
 

5/8-14/12

27 20 18 21 13
 

2/29 - 3/5/12

28 19 18 23 12
 

2/13-19/12

35 19 18 19 9
 

1/12-17/12

31 19 18 22 11
 

12/8-13/11

30 20 16 22 11
 

11/10-15/11

32 18 15 24 11
 

9/7-12/11

33 19 16 21 12
 

7/13-18/11

33 20 16 21 10
 

6/9-14/11

31 20 19 19 12
 

5/12-17/11

30 21 19 19 10
 

4/7-12/11

33 19 15 20 14
 

3/8-13/11

30 21 18 21 10
 

2/8-13/11

30 20 19 20 10
 

1/4-14/11

28 19 23 20 10
             

"Do you think you and your family will be better off or worse off under the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference?"

 
    Better off Worse off Not much
difference
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

12/10-15/13

18 29 47 6  
 

11/13-18/13

20 32 41 7  
 

10/17-23/13

21 33 40 6  
 

9/12-18/13

24 32 37 7  
 

8/13-19/13

23 34 37 6  
 

9/13-19/12

31 26 33 9  
 

8/7-12/12

26 30 37 7  
 

7/17-23/12

25 32 37 6  
 

5/8-14/12

23 31 37 9  
 

4/4-10/12

26 32 34 8  
 

2/29 - 3/5/12

26 33 34 7  
 

2/13-19/12

27 25 41 7  
 

1/12-17/12

26 33 35 6  
 

12/8-13/11

26 31 39 5  
 

11/10-15/11

23 31 41 5  
 

10/13-18/11

18 31 44 6  
 

9/7-12/11

27 32 34 7  
 

8/10-15/11

24 33 37 6  
 

7/13-18/11

27 29 39 5  
 

6/9-14/11

24 34 35 7  
 

5/12-17/11

28 28 38 6  
 

4/7-12/11

27 28 37 8  
 

3/8-13/11

26 30 39 5  
 

2/8-13/11

28 31 38 3  
 

1/4-14/11

20 32 44 4  
 

12/1-6/10

32 33 28 7  
 

11/3-6/10

25 31 34 9  
 

10/5-10/10

31 29 32 7  
 

9/14-19/10

32 28 33 7  
 

8/16-22/10

29 30 36 5  
 

7/8-13/10

32 29 33 6  
 

6/17-22/10

28 28 39 5  
 

5/11-16/10

29 30 32 8  
 

4/9-14/10

31 32 30 8  
             

"Do you think the country as a whole will be better off or worse off under the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference?"

 
    Better off Worse off Not much
difference
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

12/10-15/13

34 40 18 7  
 

11/13-18/13

34 43 15 8  
 

10/17-23/13

35 38 21 6  
 

9/12-18/13

37 39 16 7  
 

8/13-19/13

34 40 19 7  
 

9/13-19/12

40 33 17 10  
 

8/7-12/12

36 37 17 10  
 

7/17-23/12

35 41 18 7  
 

5/8-14/12

34 35 20 11  
 

4/4-10/12

39 38 17 6  
 

2/29 - 3/5/12

37 38 18 7  
 

2/13-19/12

39 32 22 7  
 

1/12-17/12

37 36 19 8  
 

12/8-13/11

37 37 19 7  
 

11/10-15/11

35 36 22 7  
 

10/13-18/11

28 36 29 7  
 

9/7-12/11

38 36 18 8  
 

8/10-15/11

33 37 21 9  
 

7/13-18/11

39 35 20 6  
 

6/9-14/11

35 39 20 6  
 

5/12-17/11

37 38 19 6  
 

4/7-12/11

39 35 18 9  
 

3/8-13/11

38 35 19 7  
 

2/8-13/11

37 39 19 5  
 

1/4-14/11

34 38 22 5  
 

12/1-6/10

40 37 15 8  
 

11/3-6/10

38 36 16 10  
 

10/5-10/10

39 34 18 9  
 

9/14-19/10

42 34 15 9  
 

8/16-22/10

39 37 18 6  
 

7/8-13/10

43 35 15 7  
 

6/17-22/10

42 32 19 6  
 

5/11-16/10

43 35 13 9  
 

4/9-14/10

45 35 11 9  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Dec. 12-15, 2013. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, who do you trust to do a better job handling implementation of the new health care law: Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Options rotated

 
    Obama Republicans
in Congress
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/12-15/13

42 37 1 17 3
 

9/12-15/13

41 38 1 16 4
             

"Do you think the overall health care system in this country is getting better as a result of these changes to the health care system, getting worse, or is about the same?"

 
    Getting
better
Getting
worse
About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/13

19 47 31 4  
             

"Do you think the quality of the health care you receive is getting better as a result of these changes to the health care system, getting worse, or is about the same?"

 
    Getting
better
Getting
worse
About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/13

10 25 62 3  
             

If insured: "Do you think your health insurance coverage is getting better as a result of these changes to the health care system, getting worse, or is about the same?"

 
    Getting
better
Getting
worse
About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/13

8 32 58 2  
             

"Do you think your health care costs are increasing as a result of these changes to the health care system, are decreasing, or are remaining about the same?"

 
    Increasing Decreasing About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/13

47 5 44 4  
             

"Do you think the overall costs of health care in this country are increasing as a result of these changes to the health care system, are decreasing, or are remaining about the same?"

 
    Increasing Decreasing About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/13

60 11 26 4  
             

"Do you think these problems are serious enough that the government should delay the requirement that all individuals have health insurance, or should this requirement proceed on schedule?"
11/13: "You may have heard about problems with the federal government website where people who don't have health insurance are supposed to sign up for it. Do you think these problems are serious enough that the government should delay the requirement that all individuals have health insurance, or should this requirement proceed on schedule?"

 
    Delay the
requirement
Proceed on
schedule
Should not
be required
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/12-15/13

60 33 3 3  
 

11/14-17/13

71 22 3 3  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Dec. 5-8, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted in 2010?" If approve: "Do you strongly approve or somewhat approve?" If Disapprove: "Do you somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove?"
7/10 through 2/11: "From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted last March? ..."
3/29 - 4/1/10: "From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the new health care reform bill? ..."
3/18-21/10:
"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the current health care reform bill? ..."

 
    Strongly
approve
Somewhat
approve
Somewhat disapprove Strongly
disapprove
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/5-8/13

16 23 13 37 11
 

11/15-18/13

15 16 15 46 8
 

10/18-21/13

23 20 14 37 6
 

10/1-2/13

21 22 11 40 6
 

9/19-23/13

17 22 17 34 10
 

7/18-22/13

15 21 18 36 10
 

3/20-24/13

15 20 13 31 22
 

9/8-12/12

21 21 12 34 12
 

8/22-26/12

18 20 14 36 13
 

7/11-16/12

14 22 14 36 14
 

5/31 - 6/3/12

18 16 12 36 18
 

4/13-17/12

18 21 13 34 14
 

3/21-25/12

16 20 17 30 17
 

12/5-7/11

12 23 16 35 14
 

6/3-7/11

14 23 15 33 15
 

2/11-14/11

14 19 17 34 16
 

10/1-5/10

16 23 16 27 18
 

9/10-14/10

15 22 15 34 14
 

7/9-12/10

17 19 16 33 15
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

16 16 14 39 15
 

3/18-21/10

13 24 15 33 15
             

"As you may know, as part of the 2010 health care law, health insurance exchanges have opened up so people can sign up for health insurance. Based on what you've heard or read, has the sign-up for the health care exchanges been going very well, somewhat well, not very well, not at all well, or don't you know enough to say?"

 
    Very
well
Somewhat
well
Not
very well
Not at
all well
Don't know
enough
    % % % % %
 

12/5-8/13

3 13 25 33 26
 

11/15-18/13

3 8 26 41 23
             

"Do you think the sign-up for the health care exchanges is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?"

 
    Getting
better
Getting
worse
Staying
the same
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/5-8/13

36 13 44 7  

 

Pew Research Center/USA Today. Dec. 3-8, 2013. N=2,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.6.

             

"So far, that is up until today, has the health care law had a mostly positive, mostly negative, or not much of an effect on you and your family?"

 
    Mostly
positive
Mostly
negative
Not much
of an effect
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

12/3-8/13

15 23 60 2  
 

9/4-8/13

17 20 63 1  
             

"And looking ahead, do you think the overall effect of the health care law on you and your family over the coming years will be mostly positive, mostly negative, or will it not affect you much either way?"

 
    Mostly
positive
Mostly
negative
Not affect
much
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

12/3-8/13

26 38 32 4  
 

9/4-8/13

25 41 31 4  
             

"Now thinking about the effect of the 2010 health care law on the country as a whole, so far, that is up until today, has the health care law had a mostly positive, mostly negative, or not much of an effect on the country as a whole?"

 
    Mostly
positive
Mostly
negative
Not much
of an effect
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

12/3-8/13

23 49 22 6  
 

9/4-8/13

24 38 31 7  
             

"And looking ahead, do you think the overall effect of the health care law on the country as a whole over the coming years will be mostly positive, mostly negative, or will it not affect the country much either way?"

 
    Mostly
positive
Mostly
negative
Not affect
much
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

12/3-8/13

39 45 11 4  
 

9/4-8/13

35 47 14 4  
             

"How much confidence do you have in [see below] to do the right thing when it comes to health care policy: a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all? What about [see below]?" N=977 (Form 1), margin of error 3.6

 
    A great
deal
A fair
amount
Not too
much
None
at all
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

"Barack Obama"

 

12/3-8/13

23 28 16 32 1
             
 

"Republican leaders in Congress"

 

12/3-8/13

5 27 33 33 1
             
 

"Democratic leaders in Congress"

 

12/3-8/13

13 35 24 26 1
 

"As you may know, the government has set up health insurance exchanges around the country that people can use to compare plans and purchase health insurance. Just your impression, as of today, how well are these online health insurance exchanges working: very well, fairly well, not too well, or not at all well?" N=1,024 (Form 2), margin of error 3.6

 
    Very
well
Fairly
well
Not too
well
Not at
all well
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

12/3-8/13

4 26 27 30 12
             

"Do you think the problems the health care law has faced are mainly short-term problems that can be resolved, or long-term problems that show fundamental flaws in the law?" Options rotated. N=977 (Form 1), margin of error 3.6.

 
    Short-term
problems
Long-term
problems
Neither/
Both (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

12/3-8/13

44 50 3 4  
             

"Do you think the Obama administration deliberately misled the American public about whether people would be able to keep their existing health care plans under the health care law, or not?" N=977 (Form 1), margin of error 3.6

 
    Yes, deliberately
misled
No,
did not
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

12/3-8/13

47 47 6    
             

"How much do you think each of the following has to do with the problems the health care law has faced. First, do you think [see below] is a major reason, minor reason or not a reason why the health care law has faced problems? How about [see below]? Is this a major reason, minor reason or not a reason why the health care law has faced problems?" N=1,024 (Form 2), margin of error 3.6

 
    A major
reason
A minor
reason
Not a
reason
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

"Poor management by the Obama administration"

 

12/3-8/13

56 26 13 6  
             
 

"Flaws in the health care law itself"

 

12/3-8/13

55 27 12 6  
             
 

"Politicians who oppose the law trying to undermine it"

 

12/3-8/13

50 23 22 4  
             
 

"The complexity of the health insurance system"

 

12/3-8/13

58 22 13 7  

 

Gallup Poll. Dec. 3-4, 2013. N=1,017 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Next, we'd like to ask you about the Affordable Care Act, the law President Obama signed in 2010 that restructured the U.S. health care system. What would you like to see Congress do with the health care law: keep the health care law in place as it is, make minor changes to the health care law, make major changes to the health care law, or repeal the health care law entirely?" Options rotated

 
    Keep
as is
Make minor
changes
Make major
changes
Repeal
entirely
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/3-4/13

17 24 19 32 8
 

10/12-13/13

24 19 21 29 8
             

"Next, we'd like to ask you about the Affordable Care Act, the law President Obama signed in 2010 that restructured the U.S. health care system. What would you like to see Congress do with the health care law: keep the health care law in place as it is, make minor changes to the health care law, make major changes to the health care law, or repeal the health care law entirely?" Asked of those who think major or minor changes should be made: "Would you like to see changes to the health care law that expands what the law does, or scales back what the law does?" Combined responses

 
    Expand Keep
as is
Scale
back
Repeal
entirely
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/3-4/13

20 17 20 32 11
 

10/12-13/13

14 24 21 29 13

 

CBS News Poll. Nov. 15-18, 2013. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How confident are you that the federal government's health care website will be fixed by the December 1st deadline set by the Obama administration? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not very
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

11/15-18/13

6 28 27 37 2

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. Nov. 13-18, 2013. N=1,204 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think people who buy health insurance on their own will be better off or worse off under the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference?"

 
    Better off Worse off Not much
difference
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

11/13-18/13

30 40 19 11  
 

6/4-9/13

31 39 20 10  
             

"Do you think the uninsured will be better off or worse off under the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference?"

 
    Better off Worse off Not much
difference
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

11/13-18/13

46 26 18 10  
 

9/12-18/13

48 26 18 8  
 

6/4-9/13

48 30 14 8  
 

7/17-23/12

47 29 16 8  
 

2/29 - 3/5/12

51 24 16 9  
 

1/12-17/12

53 25 14 8  
 

11/10-15/11

51 23 17 9  
 

8/10-15/11

49 20 22 9  
 

5/12-17/11

55 25 15 5  
 

9/14-19/10

57 20 15 8  
 

4/9-14/10

67 15 10 8  
             

"Do you think health insurance companies will be better off or worse off under the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference?"

 
    Better off Worse off Not much
difference
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

11/13-18/13

31 33 21 14  
 

8/13-19/13

28 33 28 11  
 

1/12-17/12

33 33 23 11  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Nov. 14-17, 2013. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Please tell me if you support or oppose each part of the health care law that I describe.

"First is requiring companies with 50 or more employees to provide health insurance to their employees or pay a fine."

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/14-17/13

58 40 2    
             

"Requiring nearly all Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine."

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/14-17/13

34 65 1    
             

"Some people received notices recently saying their health insurance policies had to be replaced because they did not meet minimum standards under the new health care law. Obama now says people with those polices can keep them for the next year. Do you think this issue reflects a normal startup problem with the new system, or is a sign of mismanagement of the new health care law?" Options rotated

 
    Normal Sign of mis-
management
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/14-17/13

38 56 6    
             

"Barack Obama said in the past that people who have health insurance can keep their policies. That's not the case for people whose policies don't meet the law's minimum coverage standards. Do you think Obama told the American public what he believed to be true, or intentionally misled the American public?" Options rotated

 
    Told public
what he
believed
Intentionally
misled public
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/14-17/13

52 44 4    
             

"Do you think the federal government can recover from its problems implementing the new health care law and get it working successfully, or do you think these problems are an indication that the law is unworkable?"

 
    Government
can recover
Law is
unworkable
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/14-17/13

49 49 2    
             

"If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports the federal health care law, would that make you more likely to support that candidate, more likely to oppose that candidate, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?"

 
    More likely
to support
More likely
to oppose
Not much
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/14-17/13

21 37 40 2  
 

7/5-8/12

28 28 41 2  

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Nov. 6-11, 2013. N=2,545 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 1.9.

             

"Do you believe that one year from now the quality of the health care that you and your family receive will be better because of the 2010 health care law, worse or will there be no difference?"

 
    Better Worse No
difference
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

11/6-11/13

19 43 33 5  
             

"Some people have suggested that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should resign because of the problems with the new health insurance exchange website. Do you think Kathleen Sebelius should resign or don't you think so?"

 
    Should
resign
Should not
resign
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

37 50 13    
             

"The Obama administration has said that the website would be fixed by November 30. Do you believe the problems with the website will be fixed by November 30, or don't you think so?"

 
    Will be
fixed
Will not
be fixed
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

29 61 10    
             

"The deadline for signing up for coverage without facing a penalty is March 31, 2014. Would you support or oppose extending this deadline?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

73 20 7    
             

"Do you think President Obama knowingly deceived the public when he said that if people liked their health insurance plans they would be able to keep them under the 2010 health care law or don't you think so?"

 
    Did
knowingly
deceive
Did not
knowingly
deceive
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/6-11/13

46 47 8    

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 7-10, 2013. N=1,039 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/7-10/13

42 56 2    
 

11/15-18/12

44 54 2    
 

11/3-6/11

50 46 4    
 

11/4-7/10

47 50 3    
 

11/5-8/09

47 50 3    
 

11/13-16/08

54 41 5    
 

11/11-14/07

64 33 3    
 

11/9-12/06

69 28 3    
 

11/7-10/05

58 38 4    
 

11/7-10/04

64 34 2    
 

11/3-5/03

59 39 2    
 

11/11-14/02

62 35 3    
 

11/8-11/01

62 34 4    
 

9/11-13/00

64 31 5    
 

1/13-16/00

59 38 3    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Oct. 25-28, 2013. N=800 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"And, have you seen, read or heard the news coverage about the problems people have reported experiencing when trying to use the new federal health care exchange website to apply for health insurance coverage?" If yes: "And, have you seen, read, or heard a lot or just some about this?"

 
    Yes:
A lot
Yes:
Just some
No Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/25-28/13

59 24 16 1  
             

"And, thinking some more about the problems people have reported experiencing with the new federal health care exchange website, which of the following statements comes closer to your point of view? These problems are short-term technical issues that happen in large projects like this and can be corrected. OR, These problems point to longer-term issues with the new health care law and its overall design that cannot be corrected. OR is it too soon to say one way or the other?"

 
    Can be
corrected
Cannot be
corrected
Too soon
to say
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/25-28/13

37 31 30 2  

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. Oct. 17-23, 2013. N=1,513 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Some lawmakers who oppose the health reform law say that if Congress isn't able to repeal the law, they should try to stop it from being put into place by cutting off funding to implement it. Whether or not you like the health reform law, would you say you approve or disapprove of cutting off funding as a way to stop some or all of health reform from being put into place?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

10/17-23/13

32 60 8    
 

9/12-18/13

37 56 7    
 

8/13-19/13

36 57 8    
 

4/15-20/13

31 58 11    
 

7/17-23/12

35 56 8    
 

5/8-14/12

32 58 9    
 

5/12-17/11

33 63 4    
 

4/7-12/11

30 64 6    
 

3/8-13/11

30 64 6    
 

2/8-13/11

34 61 5    
 

1/4-14/11

33 62 6    

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 18-21, 2013. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Does the 2010 health care law go too far in changing the U.S. health care system, not far enough, or is it about right?"
4/12: "Does the 2010 health care law go too far in reforming the U.S. health care system, not far enough, or is it about right?"

 
    Too far Not far
enough
About
right
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

10/18-21/13

43 22 29 5  
 

Republicans

72 7 13 8  
 

Democrats

15 36 45 4  
 

Independents

48 21 26 4  
             
 

10/1-2/13

43 20 31 6  
 

Republicans

75 7 14 4  
 

Democrats

17 27 48 8  
 

Independents

42 24 29 5  
             
 

5/31 - 6/3/12

37 27 25 11  
 

4/13-17/12

39 24 24 13  
             

"Do you think the 2010 health care law will eventually increase your own health care costs, will eventually lower your own health care costs, or don't you think it will have much effect on your own health care costs?"

 
    Increase Lower Not much
effect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

10/18-21/13

53 14 27 6  
             

"Do you think that the 2010 health care law will make the quality of health care you receive better, will make the quality of health care you receive worse, or don't you think it will have much effect on the quality of your health care?"

 
    Better Worse Not much
effect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

10/18-21/13

16 40 40 4  
             

"As you may know, as part of the 2010 health care law, health insurance exchanges have opened up so people can sign up for health insurance. Based on what you've heard or read, has the sign-up for the health care exchanges been going very well, somewhat well, not very well, not at all well, or don't you know enough to say?"

 
    Very
well
Somewhat
well
Not
very well
Not at
all well
Don't know
enough
    % % % % %
 

10/18-21/13

4 8 22 27 38

 

Pew Research Center. Oct. 9-13, 2013. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"As you may know, as part of the 2010 health care law the government has set up health insurance exchanges around the country that people can use to compare plans and purchase health insurance. From what you've read and heard is there a health insurance exchange available to people in your state, or not?"

 
    There is an
exchange
There is not
an exchange
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

10/9-13/13

65 12 23    
             

"Just your impression, how well have the online health insurance exchanges been working: very well, fairly well, not too well, or not at all well?"

 
    Very well Fairly
well
Not
too well
Not at
all well
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/9-13/13

7 22 23 24 25

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Oct. 7-9, 2013. N=800 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Thinking again about the new health care law, would you favor or oppose totally eliminating federal funding for the new health care law?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/7-9/13

39 50 11    

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 1-2, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As far as you know, can people currently sign up for health insurance through the 2010 health care law, or hasn't that begun yet?"

 
    Can
sign up
Hasn't
begun yet
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

10/1-2/13

63 22 15    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of partially shutting down the government over differences about the 2010 health care law?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

25 72 3    
 

Republicans

48 49 3    
 

Democrats

12 86 2    
 

Independents

21 76 3    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 27-29, 2013. N=803 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and your family would, in general, be better off, worse off or about the same when the provisions of the health care law take effect?" If worse off or about the same: "Do you think other families in this country would be better off when the provisions of the health care law take effect, or do you think that legislation would not help anyone in the country?" Combined responses
2010: "From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and your family would, in general, be better off, worse off or about the same if it becomes law?" If worse off or about the same: "Do you think other families in this country would be better off if that legislation becomes law, or do you think that legislation would not help anyone in the country?" Combined responses

 
    You and
your family
better off
Other
families
better off
Would
not help
anyone
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/27-29/13

17 36 37 9  
 

9/21-23/10

18 38 36 7  
 

3/25-28/10

22 43 29 5  
 

3/19-21/10

19 42 37 2  
             

"Thinking specifically about the health insurance system that was created by the new health law, which of the following statements comes closer to your view? It's a complex plan but it will eventually work. It's a disaster waiting to happen."

 
    Complex,
will work
eventually
A disaster
waiting to
happen
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/27-29/13

45 52 3    

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Sept. 23-29, 2013. N=1,497 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.

             

"Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

45 47 8    
 

Republicans

9 86 5    
 

Democrats

80 11 9    
 

Independents

37 54 9    
             

"Do you support or oppose Congress cutting off funding of the health care law as a way to stop it from being put into place?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

34 58 8    
 

Republicans

68 23 9    
 

Democrats

10 84 6    
 

Independents

33 58 9    
             

"Do you support or oppose Congress shutting down major activities of the federal government as a way to stop the health care law from being put into place?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

22 72 6    
 

Republicans

49 44 7    
 

Democrats

6 90 4    
 

Independents

19 74 7    
             

"Do you support or oppose Congress holding back on increasing the nation's borrowing limit, which could result in a default, as a way to stop the health care law from being put into place?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

27 64 8    
 

Republicans

52 39 9    
 

Democrats

6 86 8    
 

Independents

30 62 8    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 19-23, 2013. N=1,014 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How much do you feel you know about the 2010 health care law: a lot, some, not much or nothing at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not much Nothing
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

9/19-23/13

20 52 21 5 1
             

"Regardless of how you personally feel about the 2010 health care law, what would you like to see Congress do when it comes to the 2010 health care law: uphold the law and make it work as well as possible, OR, try to stop the law from being put into place by cutting off funding to implement it?" Options rotated

 
    Make it work
as well as
possible
Stop by
cutting off
funding
Stop in
other ways
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/19-23/13

56 38 1 5  
             

"So far, has the 2010 health care law mostly helped you personally, mostly hurt you personally, or hasn't it had much of an effect on you personally?"

 
    Helped Hurt Not have
much effect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/19-23/13

10 19 69 2  
             

"From what you've heard or read, do you think the 2010 health care law will mostly help you personally, will mostly hurt you personally, or don't you think it will have much of an effect on you personally?"
7/10 - 12/11: "From what you've heard or read, do you think the new health care reform law will ... ?"
4/10 - 5/10: "From what you've heard or read, do you think the new health care reform bill ... ?"
3/18-21/10: "From what you've heard or read, do you think the current health care reform bill ... ?"

 
    Help Hurt Not have
much effect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/19-23/13

18 39 40 3  
 

7/18-22/13

13 38 43 6  
 

3/21-25/12

19 31 43 7  
 

12/5-7/11

13 32 46 9  
 

1/5-9/11

18 30 47 5  
 

7/9-12/10

13 33 48 6  
 

5/20-24/10

16 36 41 7  
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

17 36 39 8  
 

3/18-21/10

20 35 38 7  
             

"In the long run, do you think the 2010 health care law will improve the national economy, hurt the national economy, or won't it affect the national economy?"
2011: "In the long run, do you think the health care law that was passed last year will improve the national economy, hurt the national economy, or won't it affect the national economy?"

 
    Improve Hurt Won't
affect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/19-23/13

26 49 18 8  
 

1/15-19/11

25 40 22 13  
             

"Do you feel you have a good understanding of how the 2010 health care law will affect you and your family, or is it confusing to you?"
2010: "Do you feel you have a good understanding of how the new health care reform bill would ... ?"
3/18-21/10: "
Do you feel you have a good understanding of how the current health care reform bill would ... ?"

 
    A good
understanding
It is
confusing
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/19-23/13

46 51 3    
 

7/18-22/13

44 52 4    
 

3/21-25/12

47 48 5    
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

41 53 6    
 

3/18-21/10

42 54 4    

 

Pew Research Center. Sept. 19-22, 2013. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"As you may know, Republicans in the House of Representatives have said that funding for the 2010 health care law must be cut off as part of any budget agreement. Do you support or oppose this proposal?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

38 50 13    
 

Republicans

68 24 9    
 

Democrats

16 73 11    
 

Independents

41 46 13    

 

CNBC Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Sept. 16-19, 2013. N=812 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.4.

             

Half sample (Form A): "What are your feelings toward Obamacare? Do you feel very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, very negative, or do you not know enough to say?"
Half sample (Form B): "What are your feelings toward the Affordable Care Act? Do you feel very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, very negative, or do you not know enough to say?"

 
    Form A:
Obamacare
Form B:
ACA
     
    % %      
 

Very positive

14 10      
 

Somewhat positive

15 12      
 

Neutral

13 11      
 

Somewhat negative

11 13      
 

Very negative

35 24      
 

Don't know/Unsure

12 30      
             

"Thinking again about the new health care law, would you favor or oppose totally eliminating federal funding for the new health care law?" If favor: "Would you favor totally eliminating federal funding for the health care law, even if this meant shutting down the federal government and having the government default on its debts?"

 
    Favor:
Even if
shutdown,
default
Favor:
But not if
shutdown,
default
Favor:
Unsure
Oppose Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/16-19/13

19 15 4 44 18

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. Sept. 12-18, 2013. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?" If unfavorable: "Would you say your unfavorable view is more because the health reform law goes too far or doesn't go far enough in changing health insurance and the health care system?" Options rotated. Combined responses.

 
    Favorable Unfavorable:
Goes too far
Unfavorable:
Doesn't go
far enough
Unfavorable:
Unsure/
Refused
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

9/12-18/13

39 33 7 3 17
 

6/4-9/13

35 33 8 2 23
             

"Do you think the Medicare program will be better off or worse off under the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference?"

 
    Better off Worse off Not much
difference
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

9/12-18/13

24 32 24 20  
 

8/13-19/13

22 36 28 14  
 

9/13-19/12

36 30 19 15  
 

11/10-15/11

22 32 27 19  
 

7/13-18/11

27 37 21 15  
 

6/9-14/11

26 37 24 14  
 

4/7-12/11

28 31 21 20  
 

3/8-13/11

26 33 22 19  
 

2/8-13/11

24 35 29 12  
 

1/4-14/11

24 36 25 15  
 

12/1-6/10

28 34 19 19  
 

10/5-10/10

31 32 19 18  
 

9/14-19/10

31 33 22 14  
 

7/8-13/10

33 30 22 15  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 12-15, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/12-15/13

42 52 6    
             
 

If oppose: "Would you support or oppose Congress shutting down major activities of the federal government in order to try to prevent implementation of the health care law?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/12-15/13

52 38 10    
             

"Thinking specifically about the health care system overall -- so far, has the health care law made this better, made it worse, or had no effect?"

 
    Better Worse No effect Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/12-15/13

19 36 39 6  
             

"Thinking specifically about your and your family's health care costs -- so far, has the health care law made this better, made it worse, or had no effect?"

 
    Better Worse No effect Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/12-15/13

9 33 55 2  
             

"Thinking specifically about your and your family's health insurance coverage -- so far, has the health care law made this better, made it worse, or had no effect?"

 
    Better Worse No effect Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/12-15/13

11 25 61 3  
             

"Thinking specifically about the quality of the health care you and your family receive -- so far, has the health care law made this better, made it worse, or had no effect?"

 
    Better Worse No effect Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/12-15/13

12 22 63 2  
             

"Do you feel that you personally do or do not have the information you need to understand what changes will occur as the new health care law takes effect?"

 
    Do have Do not have Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/12-15/13

35 62 2    
             

"For each group I name, please tell me how prepared you think they are for the new health care law to take effect: fully prepared, somewhat prepared, somewhat unprepared or entirely unprepared. . . ."

 
    Fully
prepared
Somewhat
prepared
Somewhat
unprepared
Entirely
unprepared
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

"The federal government"

 

9/12-15/13

10 33 26 27 4
             
 

"Your state government"

 

9/12-15/13

9 34 28 23 6
             
 

"The health insurance industry"

 

9/12-15/13

10 37 26 20 6

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 6-8, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country's health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you favor all of the proposals in that law, favor most of them, oppose most of them, or oppose all of them?"
1/11: "Thinking about the health care bill which was passed into law last March, do you favor all of the proposals in that bill, favor most of them, oppose most of them, or oppose all of them?"

 
    Favor all Favor most Oppose most Oppose all Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/6-8/13

6 33 37 20 4
 

1/14-15/13

7 44 29 15 4
 

1/14-16/11

6 39 34 16 5

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Sept. 5-8, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide (margin of error 3.1), including 848 adults 18 to 64 years old, and 132 uninsured adults 18 to 64 years old.

             

"Would you say you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied with the medical care and health coverage you and your family receive?"

 
    Very
satisfied
Somewhat
satisfied
Somewhat
dissatisfied
Very
dissatisfied
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/13

31 42 12 13 2
 

3/94

40 31 12 16 1
             

"Now as you may know, Barack Obama's health care plan was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2010. How well do you think you understand this new health care law and how it will impact you? Do you understand this law very well, pretty well, only some, or not very well?"

 
    Very well Pretty well Only some Not
very well
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/13

10 20 35 34 1
             

"In thinking about the new health care law and its overall impact to the country's health care system, would you say it is having a positive impact, a negative impact, or not much of an impact either way?"

 
    Positive
impact
Negative
impact
Not much of
an impact
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/5-8/13

23 45 24 8  
             

"In thinking about the new health care law and its overall impact on you and your family, would you say it is having a positive impact, a negative impact, or not much of an impact either way?"

 
    Positive
impact
Negative
impact
Not much of
an impact
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/5-8/13

12 30 53 5  
             

"And from what you have heard about the new health care law, do you believe it will result in the quality of your health care getting better, worse, or staying about the same as now? If you do not have an opinion, please just say so." Half sample (Form A)

 
    Better Worse About
the same
Do not have
an opinion
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/13

11 34 39 15 1
             

"And from what you have heard about the new health care law, do you believe it will result in the cost of your health care going up, going down, or staying about the same as now? If you do not have an opinion, please just say so." Half sample (Form B)

 
    Going up Going down About
the same
Do not have
an opinion
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/13

52 9 20 17 2
             

"As part of the health care law, open enrollment for the new health insurance exchanges begins on October 1 and ends next March 31. People who do NOT have health insurance or lose their coverage in that time period can use the health insurance exchanges to shop for insurance, compare prices and benefits, and sign up for health insurance coverage. How likely are you to sign up for health insurance using one of these exchanges during this time period: very likely, fairly likely, just somewhat likely, or not likely at all?"

 
    Very
likely
Fairly
likely
Just
somewhat
likely
Not likely
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

18-64 years old

10 4 13 70 3
 

18-64 & uninsured

22 10 23 41 4

 

Pew Research Center/USA Today. Sept. 4-8, 2013. N=1,506 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Thinking first about you and your immediate family, that is any family you share a household with, how well do you feel you understand how the health care law might affect you and your family: very well, somewhat well, not too well, not at all well?"

 
    Very well Somewhat
well
Not
too well
Not at
all well
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

9/4-8/13

25 39 21 13 2
             

"As you may know, health insurance exchanges are being set up around the country that people can use to compare plans and purchase health insurance. From what you've read and heard will one of these health insurance exchanges be available to people in your state, or not?"

 
    Will be
available
Will not be
available
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

9/4-8/13

51 16 34    
             

"And as far as you know, this fall, will lower-income residents in your state be eligible for federal subsidies to purchase health insurance, or not?"

 
    Will be
eligible
Will not be
eligible
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

9/4-8/13

49 18 33    
             

"And do you happen to know whether the health care law will require uninsured people to get health insurance, or doesn't the law require this?"

 
    Requires
insurance
Does not
require
insurance
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

9/4-8/13

69 12 19    

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