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Rich, White, Healthy People Are More Likely To Oppose Obamacare


Many of those who stand to benefit most from the law, meanwhile, hadn't yet formed opinions: A plurality of the uninsured (38 percent) and those eligible for Medicaid under the law's expansion (37 percent) said they had no opinion on Obamacare.

Views also seemed to correlate with whether a person's state had actively participated in implementing the law: Opposition dropped from 45 percent in states that didn't expand Medicaid to 37 percent in states that did, and from 44 percent in states that didn't build their own insurance website to 34 percent in states that did.

The analysis, pulled from a September 2013 poll, reviewed the survey results of 8,000 U.S. adults, ages 18 to 64. A full methodology is available here.

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