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Obamacare's Support From Democrats Slips in New Poll

Tea Partyers staging an Exempt America from Obamacare rally on Capitol Hill
Tea Partyers staging an Exempt America from Obamacare rally on Capitol HillPhotograph by Brooks Kraft/Corbis

Nearly half of Americans now have a negative view of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, and President Obama’s signature health law is losing support among Democrats and women.

The survey, conducted in the second week of November, captured public anger and anxiety over Obamacare’s difficult launch, with insurance-exchange websites plagued by software problems and some existing coverage being canceled by carriers because the policies don’t meet the ACA’s minimum standards.