The American people have never been particularly thrilled about Obamacare, and whatever thrill some may have had is quickly disappearing.
After the horrendous rollout of Healthcare.gov, approval for the law was barely 1/3 of the country. That number has been slipping even more as people discover the higher rates and premiums, and find out they can’t see their preferred doctors or hospital anymore.
As the number of people that approve of the law continues to slide downward, Democrats are on track to pay the price for it in the 2014 midterms.
The Washington Times is reporting on a new AP poll conducted last week that shows support for the law at an all-time low.
A new poll shows that just 26 percent of Americans support Obamacare, but at the same time only 13 percent think the law will be completely repealed.
The AP noted that support for the law has dropped 13 points since 2010, when 39 percent favored the law. Opposition also has dipped 7 percentage points from 2010, when it stood at 43 percent. The number of people on the fence, the AP reported, has tripled from 10 percent to 30 percent.
The limited support for the law is similar to what the poll found in January and December when it stood at 27 percent.
Republicans hope that the public opposition to the law will help them defend their House majority and pick up the six net seats they need to flip control of the Senate in the November midterm elections.
This is not good news for President Obama and the Democrats. Coupled with the news that less people have enrolled than were anticipated, and the fact that many of these “enrollees” have not even paid their premiums yet, the law is looking like a failure more and more every day.
Which has led us to ask, was Obamacare deliberately designed to fail, in order to set the stage for the implementation of a fully socialized, single-payer healthcare system? If so, Obama and the Democrats may want to rethink that strategy, as public support for socialized medicine continues to hit all-time lows.