Public opinion about the ACA does appear to have taken a dip in recent weeks, with the Kaiser poll showing 53 percent holding an unfavorable view in July. But there is little evidence that political messaging is having much effect. At the request of POLITICO, Kaiser polling experts compared 10 Senate battleground states subject to heavy advertising to 10 comparable states without competitive statewide races.Over three months, May through July, 34 percent expressed favorable views of the law in the battleground states, compared with 35 percent in the other group. Unfavorable views were held by 51 percent in states with highly contested races, compared with 49 percent in the others. None of those differences are statistically significant.
August 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM EDT