Obamacare Repeal Unlikely Despite Unpopularity

Stuck with it for now


The GOP-controlled House will try for the 37th time later Thursday to repeal Obamacare. Like the first 36 times, the effort will gain no traction beyond the lower chamber.

Is that because of a Democratic Senate and White House? Absolutely. Is it because the law is popular? No, because it's not.

As House Republican renew their assault, it's worth bearing in mind that President Obama's health care law continues to divide the public. An April Kaiser Health Tracking Poll showed that Americans were split over the law, with a narrow plurality saying they held an unfavorable view of it.