Obamacare: Five-Plus Years of Negative Ratings

Obamacare was signed into law almost five years ago. Rasmussen Reports has been polling likely voters about Obamacare since June 2009. As measured by the percentage-point difference between strong approval and strong disapproval, Obamacare has always been viewed negatively by a majority of likely voters. Here’s the story, in graphical form:

History of Obamacare ratings
For the period before Obamacare was signed into law on March 23, 2010, the values represent the percentage of respondents who strongly favored the passage of Obamacare, less the percentage of respondents who strongly opposed the passage of Obamacare. From the enactment of Obamacare to the present, the values represent the percentage of respondents who have strongly favored Obamacare or strongly opposed its repeal, minus the percentage of respondents who have strongly opposed Obamacare or strongly favored its repeal.

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