Monday, March 31, 2014

Two Summations of Public Opinion on Obamacare

With today being the deadline date for uninsured people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, two sources have sought to summarize the state of public opinion toward the law at this point in time (via HuffPost/Pollster).
  • The Glover Park Group, a PR firm whose consultants include Democratic-affiliated spokespersons and operatives such as Carter Eskew, Joe Lockhart, and Dee Dee Myers, has put out this slideshow.
  • Meanwhile, Paul Steinhauser offers his synopsis in an article entitled "Five Things Polling Tells Us About Obamacare."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

POS Looks Beyond Support/Oppose Dichotomy

Elizabeth Harrington and Bill McInturff of the Republican-affiliated polling firm Public Opinion Strategies have written a piece that seeks to probe Americans' attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act, beyond the support/oppose dichotomy (via HuffPost/Pollster). The report notes that there is broad support for trying to repair problems with the ACA (as opposed to repealing it entirely) and that many Americans are hopeful the law will work in the long run.