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Karlyn Bowman and Jennifer Marsico



Few pieces of contemporary legislation have received
as much attention as the Affordable Care Act. This
document makes it possible to examine nine major
pollsters trends on the bill and the law. For each
pollster, opinions on the law have fluctuated in a
narrow range, but they have usually been more
negative than positive. Polling activity on the ACA
has cooled considerably in recent months.

Views on President Obamas handling of health care
are more negative than positive in recent polls.
Democrats have lost considerable ground on whether
they or Republicans in Congress would better handle
the issue, though Democrats ratings on health care
still tend to be better than those of their GOP
counterparts.

The economy and jobs are still the top issues to
Americans in most polls, but health care often ranks
close behind. In the most recent polls, more people
think the country will be worse off than better off
under the ACA. Kaiser and Gallups most recent polls
show that around two and ten think they and their
families will be better off under the ACA. A plurality
in Gallups poll (39 percent) and a majority in
Kaisers (53 percent) say it wont make much
difference. Twenty six percent in Kaisers June poll
say they will be worse off; 36 percent give a similar
response in Gallups May 2014.

As for what to do with the law now, in May 2014, 34
percent in a Kaiser poll wanted to repeal it, while 59
percent wanted to keep and improve it.

Full wordings of the long trend questions at the
beginning of the document begin on page 15.






AEI Special Poll Report: Health Care and the Affordable Care Act
(July 2014)
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Views on the Legislation/Law

ABC/WP Pew CNN/ORC Fox (RV) AP/GfK CBS/NYT Gallup Kaiser NBC/WSJ
Sup Opp *Fav Opp ^Fav Opp Fav Opp Sup Opp App Dis App Dis Fav Unfav Good Bad
Jul. 2009 - - 38% 44% - - 36% 47% - - - - - - - - 36% 42%
Aug. 2009 45% 50% 39 46 - - 34 49 - - - - - - - - 36 42
Sep. 2009 46 48 42 44 - - 33 53 34% 49% - - - - - - 39 41
Oct. 2009 45 48 34 47 - - 35 54 40 40 - - - - - - 38 42
Nov. 2009 48 49 42 39 46% 49% 35 51 39 45 40% 45% - - - - - -
Dec. 2009 44 51 35 48 - - 34 57 36 44 - - - - - - 32 47
Jan. 2010 44 51 39 48 38 58 39 51 42 42 - - - - - - 31 46
Feb. 2010 47 49 38 50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar. 2010 45 50 38 48 39 59 35 55 41 43 37 48 - - - - 36 48
Apr. 2010 - - 40 44 39 54 39 50 39 49 - - - - 46% 40% - -
May 2010 - - - - 43 56 - - 39 46 43 47 - - 41 44 38 44
Jun. 2010 - - - - - - - - 45 42 - - - - 48 41 40 44
Jul. 2010 - - 35 47 - - - - - - 36 49 - - 50 35 - -
Aug. 2010 - - 44 46 40 56 - - - - - - - - 43 45 - -
Sep. 2010 47 48 38 45 - - - - 41 46 37 49 - - 49 40 - -
Oct. 2010 - - - - - - - - 41 45 39 43 - - 42 44 - -
Nov. 2010 - - 43 47 - - - - 37 46 - - - - 42 40 - -
Dec. 2010 43 51 - - 43 54 - - - - - - - - 42 41 - -
Jan. 2011 45 50 41 48 - - - - 40 41 36 50 - - 41 50 39 39
Feb. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - 33 51 - - 43 48 - -
Mar. 2011 - - - - 37 59 - - 35 45 - - - - 42 46 - -
Apr. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 41 41 - -
May 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 42 44 - -
Jun. 2011 - - - - 39 56 - - 37 45 37 48 - - 42 46 - -
Jul. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 42 43 - -
Aug. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39 44 - -
Sep. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 41 43 - -
Oct. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 34 51 - -
Nov. 2011 - - - - 38 56 - - - - - - - - 37 44 - -
Dec. 2011 - - - - - - - - 30 48 35 51 - - 41 43 34 41
*Wording changes from favor/oppose to approve/disapprove in January 2010.
^Wording changes from favor/oppose to approve/disapprove in May 2010.
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ABC/WP Pew CNN/ORC Fox (RV) AP/GfK CBS/NYT Gallup Kaiser NBC/WSJ
Sup Opp *App Dis ^Sup Opp Fav Opp Sup Opp App Dis App Dis Fav Unfav Good Bad
Jan. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 37% 44% - -
Feb. 2012 - - - - - - - - 35% 47% - - - - 42 43 - -
Mar. 2012 41% 52% 47% 45% 43% 50% - - - - - - - - 41 40 - -
Apr. 2012 39 53 41 49 - - 40% 53% - - 39% 47% - - 42 43 36% 45%
May 2012 - - - - 43 51 - - - - 34 48 - - 37 44 - -
Jun. 2012 - - 43 48 39 49 39 49 34 46 - - - - 41 41 35 41
Jul. 2012 47 47 47 43 - - - - - - 36 50 - - 38 44 40 44 (RV)
Aug. 2012 - - - - - - - - 33 40 38 50 - - 38 43 - -
Sep. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - 42 46 - - 45 40 - -
Oct. 2012 - - - - - - - - 24 62 - - - - 38 43 - -
Nov. 2012 - - - - 42 51 - - - - - - 48% 45% 43 39 - -
Dec. 2012 - - - - - - - - 22 64 - - - - - - - -
Jan. 2013 - - - - 51 44 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 36 42 - -
Mar. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - 35 44 - - 37 40 - -
Apr. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 35 40 - -
May 2013 - - - - 43 54 - - - - - - - - - - 37 49
Jun. 2013 - - - - - - 40 55 - - - - 44 52 35 43 - -
Jul. 2013 42 49 - - - - - - - - 36 54 - - - - 34 47
Aug. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - 41 49 37 42 - -
Sep. 2013 42 52 42 53 38 57 - - - - 39 51 - - 39 43 31 44
Oct. 2013 46 49 41 52 41 56 - - 28 38 43 51 44 47 38 44 37 47
Nov. 2013 40 57 - - 40 58 - - - - 31 61 40 54 33 49 - -
Dec. 2013 46 49 41 54 35 62 - - 27 44 39 50 41 51 34 48 34 50
Jan. 2014 46 49 - - - - 36 59 27 42 41 50 38 54 34 50 34 48
Feb. 2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - 41 51 35 47 - -
Mar. 2014 49 48 - - 39 57 38 58 26 43 41 53 - - 38 46 35 49
Apr. 2014 44 48 39 55 - - 39 56 - - - - 43 54 38 46 36 46
May 2014 - - - - - - 43 53 28 43 - - 43 51 38 45 - -
Jun. 2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39 45 - -
*Wording changes from favor/oppose to approve/disapprove in January 2010.
^Wording changes from favor/oppose to approve/disapprove in May 2010.


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How is President Obama Handling Health Care?

Gallup ABC/WP Quinnipiac (RV) CBS/NYT Fox (RV) CNN/ORC AP/GfK Economist
App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis
Jul. 2009 44% 50% 49% 44% 46% 42% 46% 38% 43% 45% - - 50% 43% - -
Aug. 2009 43 49 46 50 39 52 40 47 - - 44% 53% - - - -
Sep. 2009 43 52 47 48 41 51 47 45 44 48 51 47 42 52 - -
Oct. 2009 - - 48 48 - - 47 42 42 50 42 57 48 47 - -
Nov. 2009 40 53 47 49 41 53 44 48 - - - - 49 46 - -
Dec. 2009 - - 44 53 38 56 42 50 39 54 - - 49 46 - -
Jan. 2010 37 58 45 52 35 58 40 54 - - 40 59 48 48 37% 55%
Feb. 2010 36 60 43 54 35 58 35 55 37 56 - - - - 40 52
Mar. 2010 42 54 48 49 44 50* 47 48 - - 45 54 49 46 44 48
Apr. 2010 - - 49 49 40 55 41 51 40 53 - - 44 52 43 50
May 2010 - - - - 44 51 42 52 - - - - 45 51 41 51
Jun. 2010 - - - - - - - - - - - - 49 46 40 52
Jul. 2010 - - 46 50 - - - - 41 55 44 54 - - 41 50
Aug. 2010 40 57 - - - - - - - - - - 45 53 39 53
Sep. 2010 - - - - - - - - - - - - 50 50 39 55
Oct. 2010 - - - - - - 46 37 39 55 - - 47 53 40 54
Nov. 2010 - - - - - - - - - - - - 48 51 39 55
Dec. 2010 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40 53
Jan. 2011 - - 43 52 44 51 - - - - 44 55 51 49 47 39
Feb. 2011 40 56 - - 40 56 - - - - - - - - 38 54
Mar. 2011 40 56 - - - - - - - - 41 58 52 48 37 54
Apr. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 53
May 2011 - - - - - - - - 42 56 40 57 54 46 38 55
Jun. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - 45 54 38 50
Jul. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 50
Aug. 2011 - - - - - - - - 41 54 47 50 46 53 35 55
Sep. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 36 53
Oct. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - 45 54 36 52
Nov. 2011 41 55 - - - - - - - - 38 59 - - 37 53
Dec. 2011 - - 41 56 - - - - 42 55 - - 44 55 39 51
Jan. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39 50
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Gallup ABC/WP Quinnipiac (RV) CBS/NYT Fox (RV) CNN/ORC AP/GfK Economist
App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis App Dis
Feb. 2012 41 56% - - 40 56% - - - - - - 48 51% 41 48%
Mar. 2012 - - - - - - - - 43% 52% - - - - 37 50
Apr. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 37 52
May 2012 - - - - - - - - 44 51 44% 51% 48 50 38 52
Jun. 2012 - - - - - - - - 43 51 - - - - 42 47
Jul. 2012 - - 41% 52% 43 52 - - - - - - - - 42 47
Aug. 2012 - - - - - - 38% 50% - - - - - - 40 48
Sep. 2012 - - - - 42 46 - - 48 47 - - - - 47 50
Oct. 2012 - - - - - - - - 47 50 - - - - 44 49
Nov. 2012 49 46 - - - - - - - - - - - - 45 48
Dec. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 41 47
Jan. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - 50 49 - - 46 46
Feb. 2013 - - - - - - - - 43 52 - - - - 42 47
Mar. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 42 46
Apr. 2013 - - - - - - - - 43 53 44 54 - - 38 53
May 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 50
Jun. 2013 40 57 - - - - - - 41 55 - - - - 42 51
Jul. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 37 50
Aug. 2013 39 57 - - - - - - - - - - - - 39 50
Sep. 2013 - - 34 55 - - 40 54 38 58 42 55 - - 39 50
Oct. 2013 44 47 40 53 - - - - 45 51 - - 34 47 39 52
Nov. 2013 37 61 33 63 - - - - - - - - - - 35 55
Dec. 2013 - - - - - - 41 55 - - - - 39 61 38 55
Jan. 2014 - - 36 60 36 59 ^41 54 37 59 38 59 40 58 41 52
Feb. 2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 41 54
Mar. 2014 - - 44 54 39 58 ^40 56 36 59 - - 38 61 - -
Apr. 2014 - - 38 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 2014 - - 39 56 - - - - 43 54 36 63 - - - -
Jun. 2014 - - - - 40 58 - - 41 56 - - - - - -
*The latest asking in March 2010.
^Asking from CBS only.



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Democrats vs. Republicans on Health Care

AP-GfK Kaiser ABC/WP CNN/ORC NBC/WSJ CBS/NYT Fox (RV) Pew
Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep
Party Party Party Party Cong. Cong. Cong. Cong. Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party
Sep. 2007 - - - - 56% 26% - - - - - - - - - -
Nov. 2007 - - - - 54 29 - - - - - - - - - -
Feb. 2008 - - - - 56 29 - - - - - - - - - -
Jul. 2009 - - - - - - - - 40% 23% - - - - - -
Aug. 2009 - - - - - - 51% 42% - - - - - - 46% 27%
Sep. 2009 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct. 2009 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov. 2009 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec. 2009* - - - - - - 43 40 - - - - - - - -
Jan. 2010 48% 38% - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb. 2010 - - - - - - - - - - 44% 27% - - 45 32
Mar. 2010 48 37 - - 47 34 48 46 37 28 - - - - - -
Apr. 2010 48 40 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 2010 47 39 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jun. 2010 51 38 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jul. 2010 - - - - - - - - - - - - 42% 43% - -
Aug. 2010 50 40 - - - - - - 40 30 - - - - 46 36
Sep. 2010 49 40 49% 32% 44 39 46 45 - - - - - - - -
Oct. 2010 48 43 46 31 46 38 - - 42 32 46 28 - - 39 32
Nov. 2010 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec. 2010 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan. 2011 49 37 - - - - - - - - - - 44 40 - -
Feb. 2011 - - 44 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar. 2011 53 36 - - - - - - - - - - - - 42 40
Apr. 2011 - - - - - - - - 42 25 - - - - - -
May 2011 53 35 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jun. 2011 50 38 45 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jul. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug. 2011 49 37 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 49 38
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AP-GfK Kaiser ABC/WP CNN/ORC NBC/WSJ CBS/NYT Fox (RV) Pew
Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep Dem Rep
Party Party Party Party Cong. Cong. Cong. Cong. Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party
Oct. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov. 2011 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec. 2011 - - - - - - - - 39% 26% - - - - - -
Jan. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 47% 31%
Apr. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jun. 2012 - - - - - - - - 41 28 - - - - - -
Jul. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec. 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 48 38
Jan. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb. 2013 - - - - - - - - 41 25 - - - - - -
Mar. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jun. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jul. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep. 2013 - - - - - - - - 37 29 - - - - 39 40
Oct. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov. 2013 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec. 2013 32 22% - - - - - - 36 30 - - - - - -
Jan. 2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 45 37
Feb 2014 - - - - 44 36 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2014 *30 26 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr. 2014 - - - - 43 35 - - - - - - - - - -
May 2014 *34 26 - - - - - - - - - - 45 40 - -
*Wording change, see page 17.
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Will You Be Better Off?

Q: Do you think you and your family will be better off or worse under the new health care reform law, or dont you think it will make much
difference? (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Better Worse No diff Better Worse No diff Better Worse No diff
Feb. 2009 38% 11% 43%
Apr. 2009 43 14 36
Jun. 2009 39 16 36
Jul. 2009 39 21 32
Aug. 2009 36 31 27
Sep. 2009 42 23 28
Oct. 2009 41 27 28
Nov. 2009 42 24 27
Dec. 2009 35 27 32
Jan. 2010 32 33 29
Feb. 2010 34 32 26
Mar. 2010 35 32 28
Apr. 2010 31 32 30
May 2010 29 30 32
Jun. 2010 28 28 39
Jul. 2010 32 29 33
Aug. 2010 29 30 36
Sep. 2010 32% 28% 33%
Oct. 2010 31 29 32
Nov. 2010 25 31 34
Dec. 2010 32 33 28
Jan. 2011 20 32 44
Feb. 2011 28 31 38
Mar. 2011 26 30 39
Apr. 2011 27 28 37
May 2011 28 28 38
Jul. 2011 27 29 39
Aug. 2011 24 33 37
Sep. 2011 27 32 34
Oct. 2011 18 31 44
Nov. 2011 23 31 41
Dec. 2011 26 31 39
Jan. 2012 26 33 35
Feb. 2012 27 25 41
Mar. 2012 26% 33% 34%
Apr. 2012 26 32 34
May 2012 23 31 37
Jul. 2012 25 32 37
Aug. 2012 26 30 37
Sep. 2012 31 26 33
Oct. 2012 26 32 33
Feb. 2013 24 32 36
Mar. 2013 21 29 40
Jun. 2013 19 33 40
Aug. 2013 23 34 37
Sep. 2013 24 32 37
Oct. 2013 21 33 40
Nov. 2013 20 32 41
Dec. 2013 18 29 47
Jan. 2014 12 24 62
Jun. 2014 18 26 53

Q: From what you've heard or read, do you think the 2010 health care law will mostly help you personally, will mostly hurt you
personally, or don't you think it will have much of an effect on you personally?

Help Hurt Not have much effect
Mar. 2010 CBS 20% 35% 38%
Apr. 2010 CBS 17 36 39
May 2010 CBS 16 36 41
Jul. 2010 CBS 13 33 48
Jan. 2011 CBS 18 30 47
Dec. 2011 CBS 13 32 46
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Mar. 2012 CBS 19 31 43
Jul. 2013 CBS 13 38 43
Sep. 2013 CBS 18 39 40
Nov. 2013 CBS 15 39 43
Dec. 2013 CBS 16 34 46

Q: In the long run, how do you think the healthcare law will affect your familys healthcare situation? Will it make things better, not
make much difference, or make things worse?

Make Not make Make
better much difference worse
Feb. 2012* Gallup 24% 34% 38%
Jun. 2013 Gallup 22 33 42
Aug. 2013 Gallup 24 34 38
Oct. 2013 Gallup 25 36 34
Nov. 2013 Gallup 20 34 41
Jan. 2014 Gallup 22 35 37
Feb. 2014 Gallup 24 34 37
Mar. 2014 Gallup 21 36 40
Apr. 2014 Gallup 24 42 32
May 2014 Gallup 22 39 36
Note: * Question wording included Now suppose all of the provisions of the healthcare law go into effect in the next few years.


Will the Country Be Better Off?

Q: Do you think the country as a whole will be better off or worse under the new health care reform law, or dont you think it will
make much difference? (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Better Worse No diff Better Worse No diff Better Worse No diff
Feb. 2009 59% 12% 19%
Apr. 2009 56 15 21
Jun. 2009 57 16 19
Jul. 2009 51 23 16
Aug. 2009 45 34 14
Sep. 2009 53 26 14
Oct. 2009 53 28 12
Nov. 2009 54 27 11
Dec. 2009 45 31 17
Jan. 2010 42 37 12
Feb. 2010 45 34 12
Mar. 2010 45 34 14
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Apr. 2010 45 35 11
May 2010 43 35 13
Jun. 2010 42 32 19
Jul. 2010 43 35 15
Aug. 2010 39 37 18
Sep. 2010 42 34 15
Oct. 2010 39 34 18
Nov. 2010 38 36 16
Dec. 2010 40 37 15
Jan. 2011 34 38 22
Feb. 2011 37 39 19
Mar. 2011 38 35 19
Apr. 2011 39 35 18
May 2011 37 38 19
Jun. 2011 35 39 20
Jul. 2011 39 35 20
Aug. 2011 33 37 21
Sep. 2011 38 36 18
Oct. 2011 28 36 39
Nov. 2011 35 36 22
Dec. 2011 37 37 19
Jan. 2012 37 36 19
Feb. 2012 39 32 22
Mar. 2012 37 38 18
Apr. 2012 39 38 17
May 2012 34 35 20
Jul. 2012 35 41 18
Aug. 2012 36 37 17
Sep. 2012 40 33 17
Oct. 2012 34 35 21
Feb. 2013 34 38 19
Jun. 2013 31 40 20
Aug. 2013 34 40 19
Sep. 2013 37 39 16
Oct. 2013 35 38 21
Nov. 2013 34 43 15
Dec. 2013 34 40 18
Jan. 2014 27 40 27
Jun. 2014 33 40 21

Q: In the long run, how do you think the healthcare law will affect the healthcare situation in the U.S. will it make things better, not
make much difference, or will it make things worse?

----How law will affect the healthcare situation in U.S----
Not make much
Make better difference Make worse
Jun. 2013 Gallup 34% 16% 47%
Aug. 2013 Gallup 35 15 44
Oct. 2013 Gallup 36 14 44
Nov. 2013 Gallup 34 12 48
Jan. 2014 Gallup 35 12 48
Feb. 2014 Gallup 35 14 45
Mar. 2014 Gallup 37 15 45






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Will the Uninsured Be Better Off?

Q: Do you think the uninsured will be better off or worse under the new health care reform law, or dont you think it will make much
difference? (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Better Worse off No diff Better Worse off No diff Better Worse off No diff
Apr. 2010 67% 15% 10%
Sep. 2010 57 50 15
May 2011 55 25 15
Aug. 2011 49 20 22
Nov. 2011 51 23 17
Jan. 2012 53 25 14
Mar. 2012 51 24 16
Jul. 2012 47 29 16
Jun. 2013 48 30 14

Sep. 2013 48 26 18
Nov. 2013 46 26 18
Jan. 2014 42 30 20
Jun. 2014 43 29 17

Note: Jan. 2014 question wording was Do you think the uninsured are better off or worse under the new health care reform law, or
has it not made much difference?


Repeal, Replace?

Q: What would you like to see Congress do when it comes to the health care law? They should expand the law. They should keep the
law as is. They should repeal the law and replace it with a Republican-sponsored alternative. They should repeal the law and not
replace it. (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Keep Replace w/ Repeal & Keep Replace w/ Repeal &
Expand as is GOP alt not replace Unsure Expand as is GOP alt not replace Unsure
Jan. 2011 28% 19% 23% 20% 10%
Feb. 2011 30 20 19 20 10
Mar. 2011 30 21 18 21 10
Apr. 2011 33 19 15 20 14
May 2011 30 21 19 19 10
Jun. 2011 31 20 19 19 12
Jul. 2011 33 20 16 21 10
Sep. 2011 33 19 16 21 12
Nov. 2011 32 18 15 24 11
Dec. 2011 30 20 16 22 11
Jan. 2012 31 19 18 22 11
Feb. 2012 35 19 18 19 9
Mar. 2012 28 19 18 23 12
May 2012 27 20 18 21 13
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Jun. 2012 28 25 18 20 10
Jul. 2012 24 21 23 23 10
Aug. 2012 26 23 20 20 11
Nov. 2012 27 22 14 19 18
Oct. 2013 22 25 13 24 16
Dec. 2013 23 20 16 26 15
Feb. 2013 10 49 11 18 6
Mar. 2013 8 48 12 19 5
Oct 2013 22 25 13 24 16
Dec 2013 23 20 16 26 15


Q: What would you like to see Congress do when it comes to the (2010) health care law?...They should keep the law as it is, they
should keep the law in place and work to improve it, they should repeal the law and replace it with a Republican-sponsored
alternative, they should repeal the law and not replace it (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Keep Keep law Replace w/ Repeal& None/Something
as is & improve GOP alt not replace else (vol) Unsure
Feb. 2014 8% 48% 12% 19% 5% 7%
Mar 2014 10 49 11 18 6 5

Q: Which would you rather see your representative in Congress do when it comes to the (2010) health care law?...They should work to
improve the law, they should work to repeal the law and replace it with something else? (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Work to Repeal Neither/something Dont know/
improve replace with else (vol) Refused
the law something else
Apr. 2014 58% 35% 3% 4%
May 2014 59 34 3 4

Q: Do you think Congress should try to repeal the new health care law, or should they let it stand?

Repeal Let it stand Repeal Let it stand
Jan. 2011 Quinnipiac 48% 43%
Apr. 2011 Quinnipiac 44 45
Nov. 2011 Quinnipiac 47 41
Feb. 2012 Quinnipiac 52% 39%
Apr. 2012 Quinnipiac 51 38
Jul. 2012 Quinnipiac 49 43
Note: Asked of registered voters.



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Q: Which one of the following comes closest to what you would like to see lawmakers do with the new health care law? Would you
like lawmakers to repeal the law entirely, repeal parts of the law, expand the law, or leave it as is?

Leave as is Expand it Repeal parts Repeal entirely
Oct. 2010 Fox 15% 20% 29% 29%
Dec. 2010 Fox 16 15 32 27
Jan. 2011 Fox 14 20 34 27
Apr. 2011 Fox 16 18 29 31
Mar. 2012 Fox 14 22 28 31
Jul. 2012 Fox 22 18 28 29
Oct. 2012 Fox 22 17 26 28
Mar. 2013 Fox 20 20 25 30
Jun. 2013 Fox 19 17 19 39
Oct. 2013 Fox 26 15 24 30
Note: Asked of registered voters.

Q: What, if anything, do you think Congress should do with the health care law?

Expand it Leave it as is Repeal it
Nov. 2010 Pew 30% 22% 40%
Jan. 2011 Pew 35 20 37
Oct. 2011 Pew 31 22 38
Mar. 2012 Pew 33 20 38

Q: And, would you favor or oppose repealing and eliminating this health care law?

Strongly Not so strongly Not so strongly Strongly oppose
favor repeal favor repeal oppose repeal oppose repeal
Jan. 2011 NBC/WSJ 35% 10% 12% 34%
Dec. 2011 NBC/WSJ 36 10 15 25
Apr. 2012 NBC/WSJ 40 9 12 30

Note: Question wording for January and December 2011 read . . . this new health care law . . ..

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Q: What would you like to see Congress do when it comes to the 2010 health care law? Expand the health care law. Keep the entire
health care law as it is. Repeal the part of the law that requires Americans to obtain health insurance if they don't have it, but keep the
rest of the law intact. Repeal the entire health care law.
Expand Keep entire Repeal Repeal the
the law law in place the mandate entire law
Jul. 2012 CBS/NYT 17% 15% 27% 34%
Sep. 2012 CBS/NYT 22 15 26 30
Oct. 2012 CBS/NYT 22 21 19 29
Jul. 2013 CBS/NYT 20 16 18 39


Defunding

Q: Some lawmakers who oppose the health care law say that if Congress isn't able to repeal the law, they should try to stop it from
being put into place by cutting off funding to implement it. Whether or not you like the health care law, would you say you approve or
disapprove of cutting off funding as a way to stop some or all of the law from being put into place?

Approve Disapprove Approve Disapprove
Jan. 2011 Kaiser 33% 62%
Feb. 2011 Kaiser 34 61
Mar. 2011 Kaiser 30 64
Apr. 2011 Kaiser 30 64
May 2011 Kaiser 33 63
May 2012 Kaiser 32% 58%
Jul. 2012 Kaiser 35 56
Apr. 2013 Kaiser 31 58
Aug. 2013 Kaiser 36 57
Sep. 2013 Kaiser 37 56










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Views on the legislation/law Full question wordings

Q: Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to the health care system
being developed by Congress and the Obama administration? (ABC/Washington Post) Beginning in March 2010, ABC/WP question
wording read Given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the changes to the health care system that
have been enacted by Congress and the Obama administration? Beginning in March 2012, question wording read Overall, do you
support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system?

Q: As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care proposals being discussed in Congress? (Pew) Starting
in April 2010, the question wording changed to ask Do you approve or disapprove of the health care legislation passed by Barack
Obama and Congress last month? In July, August, and September 2010, the question asked about legislation passed in March. In
November, the question read earlier this year. In January 2011, the question asked about legislation passed last year. The March
2012 question asked people whether they approved or disapproved of the health care legislation passed in 2010.

Q: From what you have read or heard, do you mostly approve or mostly disapprove of the proposed changes to the health care system
under consideration in Congress? (CBS/NYT) In November 2009, question wording read mostly approve or mostly disapprove of the
proposed changes to the health care system under consideration in Congress. For March 2010, question asked about the current
health care reform bill. After March 2010, question read: From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the new
health care reform bill?

Q: Wording in Nov. 2012 was Do you generally approve or disapprove of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama-
care, that restructured the U.S. health care system? Wording in Jun. 2013 and later was Do you generally approve or disapprove of
the 2010 Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama that restructured the U.S. health care system? (Gallup)

Q: As you may know, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would make major changes in the countrys health
care system. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor it or generally oppose it?
(CNN/ORC) Question wording for January 2010 was As you may know, the US Senate and US House of Representatives recently
passed bills that would make major changes in the countrys health care system. Based on what you have read or heard about those
bills, do you generally favor them or generally oppose them? May 2010 question wording was Do you approve or disapprove of the
passage of the health care bill which became law in April? Favor is equated with approve and oppose is equated with disapprove.
The March, August, and October 2010 and June 2011 question read As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the
countrys health care system became law earlier this year. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you
generally favor or generally oppose it? In 2012, question wording changed to As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to
the country's health care system became law in 2010 . . . ?
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Q: Based on what you know about the health care reform legislation being considered right now, do you favor or oppose the plan?
(Fox) Question wording for April 2010 read Based on what you know, do you favor or oppose the new health care law?. Question
wording for April 2012 and January 2014 reads Do you favor or oppose the new national health care law that was passed by
Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010?

Q: In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose the health care reform plans being discussed in Congress? (AP-
GfK/Roper) Question wording after April 2010 reads: In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose the health
care reforms that were passed by Congress in March?

Q: President Obama did sign a health reform bill into law last month given what you know about the new health reform law, do you
have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it? (Kaiser) Question wording after April 2010 reads As you may
know, a new health reform bill was signed into law earlier this year. Given what you know about the new health reform law, do you
have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?

Q: From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan that was passed by Congress and signed into law by the
President in 2010, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so.
(NBC/WSJ ) Question wording for May and June 2010 was "From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan that
was recently passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not
have an opinion either way, please just say so. Question wording for March 2010 and earlier was From what you have heard about
Barack Obama's health care plan, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please
just say so.

How is President Obama Handling Health Care? Full question wordings

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care policy? (Gallup, Pew, CNN/ORC)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling health care? In January of 2014 the wording changed to Overall, do
you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling implementation of the new (2010) health care law?
(ABC/Washington Post)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care? (Quinnipiac, CBS/New York Times)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing on the following issues . . . health care? (Fox)
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Q: If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approving or disapproving of the way Barack Obama is handling health care?
(AP/GfK-Roper)

Q: Below are some issues facing the country. For each one, indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is
handling that issue health care. (Economist/YouGov). The Economist/YouGov poll is an internet poll. The February 2010 poll was
asked immediately after the congressional health care vote.

Democrats and Republicans on Health Care Full question wordings

Q: Who do you trust to do a better job of handling health care, the Democrats or the Republicans? In December 2013 the question
wording changed to Which party do you trust to do a better job of handling health care?...The Democratic Party, the Republican
Party, both equally, neither? (AP-GfK/Roper)

Q: Overall, which party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling health care reform going forward?
(Kaiser)

Q: Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job handling health care? (ABC/Washington
Post)

Q: Do you think the Republicans in Congress or the Democrats in Congress would do a better job of dealing with each of the
following issues and problems . . .Health care? (CNN/ORC)

Q: Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to improve the
health care system? (CBS/New York Times)

Q: Which political partythe Democrats or the Republicansdo you think would do a better job on each of the following issues
Health Care? (Fox)

Q: Please tell me if you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party could do a better job in each of the following areas . . .
Which party could do a better job of dealing with health care? (Pew Research Center)

Q: When it comes to dealing with health care which party do you think would do a better job the Democratic Party, the Republican
Party, or both about the same? (NBC/Wall Street J ournal). Note: *Question wording Who do you trust more to handle major
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changes in the countrys health care systemthe Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress? **Question wording
Which party could do a better job of reforming the US health care system?

Will you/the country be better off? Full question wordings

For February 2009 through March 2010, Kaiser Family Foundation wording was Do you think (you/the country) would be better off
or worse off if the president and Congress passed health care reform, or dont you think it would make much difference?