Polling Memo: Happy Anniversary ObamaCare

March 22, 2013

ObamaCare: 3 Years Later…


Tomorrow, Saturday, March 23, marks the third anniversary of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation known as ObamaCare — health care reform he promised would lower health care costs, reduce our deficit and grow our economy.


Today, forty-four percent of voters say ObamaCare will make things worse for them & their family.  Only 28 percent say it will make things better.1  Also, contrary to our President’s promise, 49 percent also believe, ObamaCare will make health care costs more expensive, not less (15%).2  Among those basing their opinion on personal experience, 56 percent have an unfavorable view of the law.3  And just in case voters aren’t being clear enough, 52 percent say they disapprove of President Obama’s handling of Health Care.4


Sorry, President Obama, it looks like this is an anniversary voters won’t be celebrating.


 1POLLSTER: McLaughlin & Associates for YG Network

  DATE: Conducted 3/4-7/2013

  SAMPLE: Sampled 1,000 Likely 2014 General Election Voters; MoE ±3.1% @ 95% confidence interval

  SOURCE: http://www.mclaughlinonline.com/lib/sitefiles/National_Young_Guns_Vision_3-13-13_Presentation_FOR_RELEASE_UPDATED.pdf


2 POLLSTER: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll

  DATE: Conducted 3/5-10/2013

  SAMPLE: Sampled 1,204 Adults; ±18; MoE ±3.0%

  SOURCE: http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/upload/8425-C.pdf


3 POLLSTER: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll

  DATE: Conducted 2/14-19/2013

  SAMPLE: Sampled 1,209 Adults; ±18; MoE ±3.0%

  SOURCE: http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/upload/8418-C.pdf


4 POLLSTER: Anderson Robbins Research (D) &Shaw & Company Research (R) for Fox News

  DATE: Conducted 2/4-6/2013

  SAMPLE: Sampled 1,010 RVs Adults; MoE ±3.0%

  SOURCE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2013/02/07/fox-news-poll-voters-say-country-worse-off-today/