Poll: Support For Obamacare Dips To Record Low

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Americans’ support for the Affordable Care Act has reached a record low, according to a new poll, continuing a recent trend of poor poll numbers for President Barack Obama and his signature legislative accomplishment.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday showed support for Obamacare dropped five points in less than a month, to 35 percent. Opposition to the law is up four points from November, to 62 percent.

As CNN noted, virtually all the newfound opposition to the health care law came from women. Sixty percent of women now oppose the law, up from 54 percent in November. In contrast, opinion of the law remained unchanged among men.

The survey also seemed to show less optimism towards the law: 42 percent said they would be personally worse off under Obamacare, and 63 percent said they believed the law would increase the amount of money they personally pay for medical care.

The CNN/ORC Poll surveyed 1,035 adults nationwide from Dec. 16-19. It has a margin of error of plus of 3 percentage points.

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