A record number of Americans, 55 percent now supports Obamacare, tying the record set three years ago, according to Gallup.
Support for the ACA averaged around 51 percent from 2017-2019. Its previous record high was set in April 2017 as the Republican controlled House voted to repeal the act. The Senate voted against repeal, leaving the law in place.
During Obama’s presidency, support for the ACA never reached 50 percent, peaking at 48 percent in November 2012. Approval fell to as low as 37 percent in November 2014 after that year’s midterm elections, which saw Republicans make gains, in part by making repeal of the law a campaign issue, according to Gallup.
Even though a majority approve of ObamaCare, 62 percent of those who approve of the law say they believe there should be changes while 37 percent say the ACA should remain as is.
94 percent of Democrats and 13 percent of Republicans approve of the law, as do 57 percent of independents.
Majority of Republicans, 60 percent disapprove of the ACA and want it repealed, while 59 percent of Democrats who approve of the law wants to see changes made to it.
The Gallup poll was conducted by phone interviews from Nov. 5-19, 2020, with a random sample of 1,018 adults. It has a four point margin of error.