By Steve Benen
I saw a familiar headline over the weekend: “Most Americans oppose health law but like provisions.” It’s been the only consistent trend when it comes to polling on the Affordable Care Act: the public has been conditioned to reject “Obamacare,” but Americans don’t really know what’s in it. When asked about the provisions of the law, however, they’re quite popular.
That was the case in 2009, 2010, and 2011. And the new Reuters-Ipsos poll suggests nothing has changed.
In this case, Greg Sargent obtained the poll internals and found, “What’s particularly interesting about this poll is that solid majorities of Republicans favor most of the law’s main provisions, too.”
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