A record number says the law hurt them.
“Do you generally approve or disapprove of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama that restructured the U.S. healthcare system?”
In response to that question posed by Gallup on Aug. 30-31, 51 percent of those polled said they disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, and 44 percent said they disapprove.
Gallup noted those numbers are similar to the responses measured last November.
Gallup also found that 29 percent of Americans say Obamacare has hurt them and their family, up from 26 percent in May. That 29 percent is the highest Gallup has measured so far.
Meanwhile, the percentage who say Obamacare has helped their family dropped from 22 percent to 18 percent. The bulk of Americans, 51 percent, continue to say the law has “had no effect.”
Imagine, after all the promotion and propaganda, after a billion-dollar web site, after several years of implementation giving everyone time to work out the bugs, after an unbelievable amount of favorable news coverage by an in-the-tank media, Obamacare still isn’t popular. You know why? Because it’s horrible.
People like to get the government involved in things because they think it helps. But here’s a general rule of thumb: It doesn’t help. Remember that. When politicians say we need to do x, y and z in order to make something good, don’t believe them. Government programs fail. It’s what they do.