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Poll: Obamacare hits new low


A new poll shows the public's opposition to Obamacare has never been higher.

The Pew Research Center poll shows disapproval of the law hitting a new high of 55 percent. It comes on the heels of several polls last week that showed the law had very little -- if any -- bump after sign-ups on the health-care exchanges exceeded goals.

The previous high for disapproval of the law was 54 percent in Pew polling. That was at the height of the implementation problems in December.

Forty-three percent of Americans disapprove of the law "strongly" -- also a record high. Forty-one percent of Americans currently approve of the law. That's higher than the record low, 37 percent.

The poll also shows Republicans lead when it come to which party people favor in the 2014 midterm election. While 47 percent favor Republicans, 43 percent favor Democrats.

Pollsters generally agree that, in a neutral environment, Democrats would have a small lead on this measure, the so-called generic ballot. So the GOP's small lead is likely more significant than it seems.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.



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