All the serious polls confirm this fact.
Poll: Most Americans Remain Against Health Care Overhaul
April 2, 2010
The public is increasingly skeptical of the health care reform bill signed into law last week, a new CBS News poll shows.
More Americans now disapprove of the legislation, and many expect their costs to rise and the quality of their care to worsen; few expect the reforms to help them.
President Obama has continued to tour the country to stump for his new set of reforms.
The poll, conducted March 29 through April 1, found that so far the president’s efforts to build up support for the bill appear to be ineffective.
Fifty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove of the new reforms, including 39 percent who say they disapprove strongly. In the days before the bill passed the House, 37 percent said they approved and 48 percent disapproved.
Republicans and independents remain opposed to the reforms, and support has dropped some among Democrats. Now 52 percent of Democrats approve of the new reforms, a drop from 60 percent just before the bill was passed by Congress.
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And less than one in five Americans thinks the new health care reforms will help them personally – unchanged since before the vote in Congress. Thirty-six percent think the new reforms will hurt them, while 39 percent think they will have little effect.
There are also some doubts about the specific ways in which Americans expect the reforms will affect them. Just over half think the new health care reforms will increase their health care costs, and 39 percent think the quality of their health care will get worse.
Only 34 percent of Americans approved of the president’s handling of health care—an all-time low. Mr. Obama’s overall approval rating also hit an all-time low in this poll at 44 percent, as Americans continue to worry about the economy.
The public’s approval of Congress also remains low at 16 percent. …
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