Our Unbiased ObamaCare Poll Paints a Different Picture of ObamaCare’s Approval Rating

Our unbiased ObamaCare poll paints a different picture of ObamaCare’s approval rating compared to other polling done on ObamaCare’s popularity. It turns out the more people know about the program, the more they like it.  Let America know what you think about the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace by participating in our ObamaCare polls.

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ObamaCare Facts is proud to partner with the highly respected tech savvy marketing research company Touchstone Research to bring you our ObamaCare poll.

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About the Poll: We have worked with Touchstone research to create a unbiased poll asking you how you use the Health Insurance Marketplace and about your experience with cost assistance subsidies.  Whether you love the Affordable Care Act, hate it, or stand somewhere in-between this poll will give you an opportunity to tell the world how you feel.  We will be publishing a detailed analysis of our findings, so participate now to have your voice heard.

About Touchstone Research: Touchstone research has 25 plus years of experience working with some of America’s biggest companies.  After you complete the poll you’ll have an option to apply to be a paid panelist with them.  Considering their list of clients the types of products you’ll get to interact with is arguably more exciting than making the extra buck.

Past ObamaCare Polls

Folks are still participating in our most recent poll, so we don’t know what America thinks going into open enrollment 2015 yet.  Check out the information below to see what past polls have shown us so far.

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Unlike many other polls, we decided to give the people we polled the opportunity to admit that they may not have enough information or may be indifferent at the moment with regards to ObamaCare.

As new polls on the Affordable Care Act come out we will make sure to update this page to keep you up to date on the popularity of the program.

Recent ObamaCare Polls From Other Sources

Here are some findings of recent polls in regards to ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act).

Check out the new November 2014 Kaiser poll on the uninsured.  This poll looks at the uninsured and their awareness of the Health Insurance Marketplace going into open enrollment 2015.

ObamaCare Poll Facts

Before we get to findings of our poll, check out this excerpt from the Wikipedia page on the Affordable Care Act. As you can see a critical breakdown of a Reuters-Ipsos poll and a Kaiser poll shows that Americans have mixed views on the law that are hard to generalize. However, a few things are obvious Democrats support it, Republicans don’t, some provisions are more popular than others, and as a rule of thumb the better someone understand the law, the more likely they are to support it.

People who oppose the law tend to think that it doesn’t do enough or costs too much, while those who support it tend to think that reform is needed regardless of potential costs.

a Reuters-Ipsos poll during June 2012 indicated the following:

  • 44% of Americans supported the law, with 56% against. By party affiliation, 75% of Democrats, 27% of Independents, and 14% of Republicans favored the law overall.
  • 82% favored banning insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
  • 61% favored allowing children to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26.
  • 72% supported requiring companies with more than 50 employees to provide insurance for their employees.
  • 39% supported the individual mandate to own insurance or pay a penalty. By party affiliation, 19% of Republicans, 27% of Independents, and 59% of Democrats favored the mandate.
  • Other polls showed additional provisions receiving majority support include: the creation of insurance exchanges, pooling small businesses and the uninsured with other consumers, so all can take advantage of large group pricing benefits (the community rating); and providing subsidies to individuals and families to make health insurance more affordable.
  • Other specific ideas that were not enacted but which showed majority support included importing prescription drugs from Canada (with its lower, government-controlled prices), limiting malpractice awards, reducing the age to qualify for Medicare, and the Public health insurance option.

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The ObamaCare polls show that ObamaCare is less popular than the Affordable Care Act and that the Acts provisions are more popular than either in many cases. Of course they are all the same thing. This shows the more informed the public is about healthcare reform and the less rhetoric and talking points they hear, the more they like what the law actually does.

ObamaCare Approval Rating

You’ll hear many polling companies report that ObamaCare has a low approval rating. While it does lack approval from the majority of Americans a startling fact is uncovered when you dig deeper. Those who don’t understand the program are the ones saying they don’t like it. The more a person understands the law, the more they tend to approve of ObamaCare. Past ObamaCare polls also show that the parts of the program that people do understand almost all got over a 50% approval rating. The issue is simply that people don’t understand some of the provisions contained within the thousand plus page law and what they really do to help Americans.

Polls Show Some Don’t Think ObamaCare Goes Far Enough

When someone says they don’t like ObamaCare we all think they are against healthcare reform, but for many the opposite is true. For instance a while back Micheal Moore helped to spread awareness of the US health care crisis in the US with his movie “Sicko”. The success of this movie helped paved the way for health care reform. However recently Moore called the Affordable Care Act “awful”. See Moore wanted universal healthcare, he didn’t think the act did enough. In this regards we have to remember that some opponents are under-informed (don’t understand ObamaCare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing, or don’t know what provisions are in the law), some simply wanted the law to lean more to the left, while others thought it went to far. In short, unless the poll specifically asks we have to infer that a portion of those against the law are actually for more healthcare reform not less, be aware of this fact when listening to the talking points.

Let’s take a look at the data from our ObamaCare poll. Please feel free to compare it to the data from any other poll to see if the other guys are reporting what Americans really think about ObamaCare accurately.

ObamaCare Polls 2014 and Beyond

We have separated the polls from before 2014 and after. Since many provisions didn’t take affect until 2014 a lot of the polls from before then relied more on speculation than experience.

Kaiser Poll on the Affordable Care Act April 2014

A new Kaiser Poll shows that despite many successes and happy customers, America remains polarized and confused by the law. Below are some key findings, you can read the whole thing here.

The bottom line on this poll is that those who actually were affected by the programs benefits tend to like it (especially the previously uninsured), while those who had had had to switch plans didn’t. The poll also shows Republicans remain steadfastly against reform, while Democrats support it. Lastly the poll shows that people still don’t understand the law…

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Other Polls

Here are some other polls we don’t break down in detail on this page:

A NPR poll showing ObamaCare slightly more popular than Obama.

Politifact discussing the unpopularity of repeal.

A CNN article discussing peoples confusion over the ACA and ObamaCare.

ObamaCare Polls From 2013

Below is the Poll we did with FreeObamaCareGuide.com and Survey.com, as well as links to other polls from before 2014.

The ObamaCareFacts and Free ObamaCare Guide Poll

We’re working with FreeObamaCareGuide.com to bring you 100% accurate information in this new poll that we have jointly commissioned. We conducted our own survey of more than 2800 Americans from ages 18 to 80. (although the oldest person who responded ending up being 77 years old)

We can assure you that our poll was anonymous, truthful, and contains information from a vast array of people of various ages, income levels, and geographic areas. Thanks to our own polling specialist, Survey.com, for your expertise and professionalism.

We asked 2,818 Americans from ages 18 to 80 the following question regarding ObamaCare:

Which of the following best describes your thoughts on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

Approve: 852 (30.23%)

Disapprove: 909 (32.25%)

Indifferent: 293 (10.39%)

Unsure: 756 (26.82%)

here are the results of just some of the questions we asked the approximately 2,800 Americans ages 18 to 80. Remember that we initially set out to get information on the 18 to 34 year old demographic, we have limited the results to just that age group for now. You can however gain access to the full results and pull data on your own as you see fit.

 

Question #1 – Have you heard about the Affordable Care Act?

Of the 18 to 24 demographic (895 responses)

YES: 837 (93.5%)

NO: 56 (6.25%)

Of the 25 to 34 demographic (1113 responses)

YES: 1065 (95.68%)

NO: 48 (4.31%)

 

Question #2 – Do you know when ACA registration begins? 

Of the 18 to 24 demographic (895 responses)

YES: 275 (30.72%)

NO: 620 (69.27%)

Of the 25 to 34 demographic (1113 responses)

YES: 377 (33.87%)

NO: 736 (66.12%)

 

Question #3 – Do you now you currently have health insurance? 

Of the 18 to 24 demographic (895 responses)

YES: 725 (81.05%)

NO: 170 (18.99%)

Of the 25 to 34 demographic (1113 responses)

YES: 881 (79.15%)

NO: 232 (20.84%)

 

Question #4 – Would you like to receive free information regarding when the ACA begins in your state? 

Of the 18 to 24 demographic (902 responses)

YES: 302 (33.48%)

NO: 598 (66.29%)

Of the 25 to 34 demographic (1109 responses)

YES: 472 (42.56%)

NO: 634 (57.16)

 

Question #5 – Which of the following best describes your thoughts on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)?

Of the 18 to 24 demographic (901 responses)

Approve: 284 (31.52%)

Disapprove: 248 (27.52%)

Indifferent: 116 (12.87%)

Unsure: 251 (27.85%)

Of the 25 to 34 demographic (1110 responses)

Approve: 341 (30.72%)

Disapprove: 351 (31.62%)

Indifferent: 103 (9.27%)

Unsure: 312 (28.10%)

To obtain even more granular results, we then took those respondents above and then singled out the ones who earn less than $20,000 a year.

 

Of the 18 to 24 demographic earning less than $20K Year (356 responses)

Approve: 115 (32.30%)

Disapprove: 92 (25.84%)

Indifferent: 37 (10.39%)

Unsure: 111 (31.17%)

Of the 25 to 34 demographic earning less than $20K Year (199 responses)

Approve: 75 (37.68%)

Disapprove: 48 (24.12%)

Indifferent: 15 (7.50%)

Unsure: 61 (30.65%)

 

Of the 18 to 24 demographic who know ACA start date and earn less than $20K a year (121 responses)

Approve: 54 (44.62%)

Disapprove: 31 (25.61%)

Indifferent: 10 (8.26%)

Unsure: 26 (21.48%)

Of the 25 to 34 demographic who know ACA start date and earn less than $20K a year (74 responses)

Approve: 37 (50%)

Disapprove: 24 (32.43%)

Indifferent: 3 (4.05%)

Unsure: 10 (13.51%)

ObamaCare Poll 2013 Conclusion

The conclusion of the ObamaCare is a pretty simple one. The more people know about ObamaCare the higher they poll and the more popular the law is. This is especially true for those people who it outright helps and understand that. The big issue lies in all the disinformation spread about the Affordable Care Act. Do your part to help spread the truth about the health care law by sharing the ObamaCare Facts.

 

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