Dec 10, 2013

Polls Show Voters Still Oppose Republicans on Key Issues

Three new polls out today confirm that key elements of the Democratic agenda remain significantly more popular than Congressional Republicans’ flawed priorities and that Americans’ opinions of the Affordable Care Act are improving. Republicans will begin the 2014 election year on the opposite side of voters when it comes to the major issues.

A new USA Today/Pew Poll shows that voters have far more confidence in President Obama’s handling of health care than in Republican Leadership’s (50 percent vs. 32 percent).

  • A growing plurality of even those who oppose the Affordable Care Act  says that elected officials should try to make the law work, and not work to make it fail by 10 points (29 percents to 19 percent).
  • The Affordable Care Act’s overall popularity has been “little changed from surveys conducted in October and September” which were taken prior to the Healthcare.gov rollout.

A new Quinnipiac poll shows that “American voters support 69 - 27 percent, including 49 - 44 percent among Republicans, raising the minimum wage.”

  • President Obama’s job approval rating is double that of Congressional Republicans.

A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that approval of the ACA rose 8 points in one month from 31 percent to 39 percent.


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