Why Obamacare may be more popular than you might think (VIDEO)

August 21, 2013

Polling makes one thing very clear: President Obama's health care law still isn't very popular. And yet, there are signs that it may be taking hold more strongly among Americans than you might think given those numbers.

Consider:

* A USA Today survey of 19 states that will use the Obamacare insurance exchanges projects that 8.5 million people will sign up for them, above the 7 million person estimate for all 50 states provided by the Congressional Budget Office.

* Efforts by conservatives to push the party to link defunding Obamacare to keeping the government running have been met with considerable resistance within the GOP.

We break it all down in this "In Play" segment.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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