Friday, October 28, 2011

In the Kaiser Family Foundation monthly health care polls, the percentage of Americans expressing a favorable opinion toward the Affordable Care Act (the new law enacted in March 2010) has been in the low 40s nearly every month from August 2010 to September 2011. In the new October 2011 poll, however, favorability is down to 34%, compared with 51% who express an unfavorable attitude. We'll keep an eye on the Kaiser polls over the next few months to see if this month's drop in approval is a one-time blip or the start of a sustained trend.