New Poll: Only 52 Percent of Democrats Support ObamaCare; Will the Networks Report?

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds the support for ObamaCare has dipped yet again, with just 34 percent of Americans favoring the president's signature health care overhaul.

What's more, just 52 percent of Democrats support the law, a troubling sign for President Obama a year before Election Day. Thirty-one percent of Democrats view the law either "somewhat" or "very" unfavorably.

We'll be monitoring the major networks to see how much if any attention they devote to the new numbers. Here's an except from Times Washington bureau reporter Noam Levey's October 28 story:

Public support for the new healthcare law dropped significantly in October, a new survey shows, dealing a blow to the Obama administration as Republican presidential candidates keep up their pledges to repeal the president’s signature domestic legislative achievement.

More than half of Americans now view the law unfavorably, according to a tracking poll by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.

And just 34% of Americans view the law favorably, the lowest level of support since the president signed the law in March 2010.

Much of the decline appears to have been driven by faltering support among Democrats, just 52% of whom said they view the law favorably, down from 65% a month earlier.

Support among independents dropped from 36% to 32%. And support from Republicans fell from 14% to 11%.

The decline in public dissatisfaction marks a shift from previous Kaiser tracking polls over the last year, which have generally shown the public nearly evenly split on the sweeping new law.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters