A new national survey of more than 1,400 people found that the nation’s new health care law is now viewed more positively than negatively by the public.
The new survey, released Tuesday, found that a majority of Americans, including 70 percent of Democrats, and 62 percent of independents have a favorable view of the ACA.
“Americans’ perception of the health care reform law is improving.
A majority of the public now thinks it is a good thing, with most of those surveyed also agreeing with the sentiment that the law is helping improve the quality of care and health care in America,” Gallup Polling Director Robert C. George said in a statement.
“This trend is consistent with Gallup’s finding that the public is more likely to support government-funded coverage of health care for all than to oppose it.”
The results from the Gallup poll, conducted between April 18 and 21, came after the law was signed into law in 2010.
It was expected to provide health insurance coverage for millions of Americans who lacked it before.
A few months after the signing of the law, Gallup found that 55 percent of Americans supported it, with just 41 percent opposed.
The Gallup poll was conducted from April 22 to April 26 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.
The poll was also conducted after President Donald Trump said the law would “destroy” the country’s economy, but did not name any specific industries it would target.