Train Wreck: Only 12% of Americans Think ObamaCare Rollout Is Going Well
As we enter week four of the online ObamaCare exchanges, the news for the administration continues to get worse.
According to a new CBS poll released Tuesday, only 12 percent of Americans think the rollout is going well:
The signup process on HealthCare.gov, the web site for the new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has had well-publicized problems since its launch earlier this month. Many Americans seem to be aware of them: Only 12 percent think the sign up process is going well, while far more -- 49 percent -- say it's not. But more than a third of Americans - 38 percent -- can't evaluate how signup is going.
Overall views of the 2010 health care law are the same as they were when the program launched earlier in October. More Americans disapprove (51 percent) than approve of it (43 percent).
Views continue to be highly partisan: 74 percent of Democrats approve of it, compared to 87 percent of Republicans who disapprove. 55 percent of independents disapprove.
Makes you wonder who the 12 percent are that think this has gone well.
That said, the poll also addressed how Americans feel about Democrats, Republicans, and the Tea Party in the wake of the government shutdown. As you might imagine, the GOP and the Tea Party are taking the biggest hits.
With that in mind, it will be very interesting to see if Obama's media just cover that part of the poll or also report the negative perception of Healthcare.gov.
*****Update: Norah O'Donnell did report the ObamaCare part of this poll on CBS This Morning Tuesday.
(HT Weasel Zippers)