It turns out that bipartisan opposition to ObamaCare isn't limited to just the 22 House Democrats who voted to delay both the employer mandate as well as the individual mandate, both central pieces to the President's healthcare law. In a new Washington Post/ABC News Poll, ObamaCare is even losing support among moderate Democrats.
Here are more details from Washington Post's Scott Clement:
Just after the law was passed in 2010, fully 74 percent of moderate and conservative Democrats supported the federal law making changes to the health-care system. But just 46 percent express support in the new poll, down 11 points in the past year. Liberal Democrats, by contrast, have continued to support the law at very high levels – 78 percent in the latest survey. Among the public at large, 42 percent support and 49 percent oppose the law, retreating from an even split at 47 percent apiece last July.
The shift among the Democratic party’s large swath in the ideological middle– most Democrats in this poll, 57 percent, identify as moderate or conservative – is driving an overall drop in party support for the legislation: Just 58 percent of Democrats now support the law, down from 68 percent last year and the lowest since the law was enacted in 2010. This broader drop mirrors tracking surveys by the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation and Fox News polls, both of which found Democratic support falling earlier this year.
People are beginning to find out what's in ObamaCare -- and bipartisan opposition to the law is growing.