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Poll: Opposition to ObamaCare Remains Widespread After Shutdown

So much for that little narrative holding that Cruz damaged the GOP so badly the American people all of a sudden like ObamaCare. In a new CNN poll, opposition to ObamaCare remains high with 56 percent opposing the law and 41 percent — an uptick of 3 percent – favoring the law.

President Obama has an approval rating of 44 percent, as opposed to 52 percent who disapprove, which is actually a bit higher than other polls. Compared to the Republicans in Congress, the American peoples’ confidence in their ability solve the major issues facing the country didn’t waver, while President Obama dropped 49 – 44 percent, roughly the same who approve of the job he is doing.

Independents disapprove of the job the president is doing by a whopping 61 – 34 percent, with 41 percent viewing his health care law as “too liberal.”

Congress, as a whole, has an abysmal 12 percent approval rating, representing an uptick from 10 percent.

A couple points about the poll of worthy of noting, for starters, is that the CNN poll never asked about the HealthCare.gov disastrous rollout, or the cost increases and plan layoffs, which broke President Obama’s many campaign promises. Second, the poll began to ask how many oppose the law because it was “too liberal” or not “liberal enough,” with 12 percent saying the law wasn’t liberal enough despite the amount of Americans claiming to be liberal has never topped 9 percent in Gallup polling (they are used as reference in CNN poll).


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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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