Poll: Support For Obamacare Has Remained Steady

Despite the website debacle


Support for the Affordable Care Act has remained steady, even as a range of technical issues have torpedoed the ObamaCare website launch and made it difficult for consumers to apply on the federal exchanges.

According to a survey released Friday from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 44 percent have an unfavorable view of the law, against 38 percent favorable. That's a slight decrease from September, when 43 percent had an unfavorable view against 39 percent favorable.

HealthCare.gov went live on Oct. 1, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it doesn't expect the site to be running smoothly for most users until Nov. 30. According to the poll, 48 percent say the government has done a poor job with the rollout, and 32 percent rate the performance as "only fair."