For the first time since the deeply troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act which forced then Secretary Sebelius to resign, the largest split between Americans who have an unfavorable view of the program than favorable has occurred.
According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation Poll, 45% of the respondents disapproved of Obamacare, whereas only 38% approved. In October the foundation found the respondents evenly split at 42%, and September saw a narrow divide of 41% approving and 45% disapproving.
The largest contributor to these numbers is likely the republican primarys frequent attacks against the program. Not only this, but the massive number of broken promises and lies about the program has come to fruition.
Still, it is a deeply partisan issue, according to the poll, 63% of democrats in the poll had a favorable view of the law, while 75% of republicans had an unfavorable view. Independents were more narrowly divided with 36% who viewed the law favorably and 44% who viewed it unfavorably.
But even more Americans are divided in terms of what should be done with ill-conceived law. According to the poll, 30% of respondents want Congress to repeal the law, 12% would rather scale back on how much authority the law has, 16% want to remain complacent, and 26% want Congress to expand the scrapbook of a law written by nearly every insurance company in America.
Following the general election, and the republicans likely loss of the Senate, only a republican in the White House will be able to shore up enough support to fully eradicate America of the law.