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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Quinnipiac Poll Americans Still Hate Obamacare

When the Washington Post/ABC News poll came out on Tuesday showing a leap in support for Obamacare, the question arose whether it was an outlier or a trend.  If one believes the Quinnipiac poll released today the answer is that it was an outlier. According to the Quinnipiac poll Americans still don't like the President's signature legislation.

According to the poll released Wednesday morning American voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 55 - 41 percent and 40 percent are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports Obamacare, while 27 percent are more likely and 31 percent say this will not affect their vote.

Obamacare opposition has been relatively flat after taking a dive when the exchanges opened in October 2013

Other political hot buttons in the poll:
  • Immigration also is a possible pitfall for candidates, as 39 percent of voters say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, while 29 percent are more likely and 29 percent say it won't make a difference in their vote.
  • Raising the minimum wage is more popular as 50 percent say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports raising the minimum wage, with 25 percent less likely and 24 percent saying it won't affect their vote. 
While Obama's overall approval has edged up from 40-42% Americans continue to lose faith in the President's handling of foreign policy.  In the past month his disapproval in this area has gon from 49 to 55%

In the end this poll as all polls are a snapshot of one moment of time and the 2014 elections are still very far away. Seven months is a very long time in politics.

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