Americans’ support for the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has increased to a record-tying high of 55% after averaging 51% from 2017 through 2019. The act was less popular when President Barack Obama was in office, averaging 44% and never reaching 50%.
The prior time support for the ACA reached 55% was in April 2017 as the Republican-led House of Representatives worked on a plan to repeal the law, which they did in May. The Senate voted against repeal, leaving the law in place.
The latest update, from a Nov. 5-19 poll, was taken as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the latest legal challenge to the law brought by Republican officials. The Court will issue its ruling sometime in 2021.
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