On the one year anniversary of President Obama signing the health care overhaul into law, a new CNN poll finds that a a majority of Americans still oppose the law. Thirteen percent, however, say they wish the law was actually more liberal than it currently is.
The poll found that public opinion toward the law has changed little over the past year. Last March, a CNN poll showed that 39% of Americans supported the law, compared to 59% who opposed it. In the latest poll, support slipped to 37%, while opposition checked in at 59% again.CNN also presented a follow-up question to respondents who opposed the health care law, asking them whether it was too liberal, or not liberal enough. From that, CNN found that, among the entire sample, 43% of respondents thought the law was too liberal, while 13% said that it wasn’t liberal enough.
That indicates that opposition to the health care law is not just coming from the right, but that some on the left wish it had gone further.
In a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released earlier this week, 30% of respondents said they would like to see the health care law expanded.
The CNN poll was conducted March 11-13 among 1,023 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of 3.0%.