An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has discovered that a mere 24% of the uninsured think Obamacare is a good idea, while 56% of the uninsured think it’ll have negative effects.
That’s a steep decline for its support in only the past three months, when polls indicated that 35% of the insured were in favor of the program. It’s a 20-point rise in the percentage of the uninsured who think it’s a bad idea, in the same time-frame.
Even more damning, 42% of the uninsured believe that the new law will negatively affect their family. Only a third shared that view in September.
It’s not just the 5.6 million Americans whose insurance has been cancelled that are against Obamacare. It’s newest opponents? The uninsured.
This spells huge trouble for the Administration, who are banking on young and healthy enrollees to counter-balance the older, sicker individuals who sign up. A Harvard University Institute of Politics poll found that only about 21% of uninsured Americans between the ages of 18-29 plan to sign up for Obamacare.
It looks like sign-ups will fall far short of the Administration’s projected 3.3 million sign-ups before the end of the year.