By Dave Andrusko
It’s never been a secret that ObamaCare has long been unpopular. But as the components of the “Affordable Care Act” are rolled out, the numbers who oppose ObamaCare grow larger. (See also “NBC’s Chuck Todd: Bad PR To Blame For ObamaCare’s Unpopularity.”)
The latest evidence of popular discontent is evidenced by a new CNN/ORC International survey where 57% oppose all or most of the provisions of ObamaCare. Not only has the percentage in favor shrunk to 39%, the President’s signature domestic achievement is taking a hit among key Democratic constituencies.
CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser writes
“Support has dropped in virtually all demographic categories, but it has fallen the farthest among two core Democratic groups – women and Americans who make less than $50,000.”
CNN Polling Director Keating Holland told Steinhauser
“Those are also the two groups that are most likely to pay attention to health insurance issues, and possibly the ones most likely to be affected by any changes,” adds Holland. “That may be particularly true for lower-income Americans who are most likely to have part-time jobs, be on Medicaid, or not currently have health insurance and thus be the first to have to navigate the new system.”
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National Right to Life vigorously opposes ObamaCare because of its abortion subsidies and provisions for abortion-expanding administrative mandates, and because it will lead to rationing of life-saving medical treatment.
Earlier this week, NRLC formally urged the director of the Office of Personnel Management “to tell the White House that the agency cannot break the law by paying for health plans for federal employees that cover elective abortion – not even to accommodate the White House’s desire to placate pro-abortion pressure groups.”
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