Poll: 62 Percent Say the Health Care Law Implementation is Not Going Well, 60 Percent Want to Delay the Individual Mandate


According to the latest Reason-Rupe poll, 62 percent of Americans say the implementation of President Obama's signature health care law is not going well, in fact 41 percent say it's not going well at all. Thirty-four percent say implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is going well.

In addition, 60 percent of Americans favor delaying implementation of the individual mandate, which is unsurprising given the unpopularity of that provision.

While majorities of Democrats (53%), Republicans (68%), and Independents (61%) favor delaying the individual mandate, partisanship colors perceptions of the law's implementation. For instance, 57 percent of Democrats say implementation of the ACA is going well, while 90% of Republicans disagree saying it is not going well. Among Independents, 65 percent do not think the law is going well.


Nationwide telephone poll conducted September 4-8 2013 interviewed 1013 adults on both mobile (509) and landline (504) phones, with a margin of error +/- 3.7%. Columns may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Full poll results found here. Full methodology can be found here.