By over 2-to-1 margin the uninsured think that Obamacare is a bad idea, by 2.6-to-1 margin they think Obamacare will make them worse off
Less than a quarter—24%—of uninsured Americans think the health care law is a good idea, and half think it’s a bad idea, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Wednesday. That’s an 11-point dive in support from three months ago, when a September poll — before the troubled rollout of the HealthCare.gov marketplace –found that 35% of the uninsured thought it was a good idea, and 32% thought it was a bad idea. . . .
The number of uninsured adults who think the law will have a positive impact has stayed roughly the same at 20%, indicating that the rise in individuals concerned about the law’s effect comes from people who previously thought it wouldn’t make a difference.
Some 42% of the uninsured said the health care law will have a negative impact on themselves and their families, compared to about a third who said the same in September. But the number of uninsured who think the law will have a positive impact has risen, too, from 12% in September to 16% this month. About four in one uninsured Americans said the law will not affect them, compared to half who said the same in September. . . .