On April 17, President Obama declared that “The thing is working!” in reference to the Affordable Care Act. What prompted this declaration? Eight million people had signed up for the new, mandated insurance plans, a number that exceeded previous expectations.
But does the public seem to agree with the President? According to James Freeman’s Morning Editorial Report in the Wall Street Journal, no.
The latest ABC/Post poll shows that those who are opposed to the law- 48%, outnumber those who support it- 44%. The perecentage of those who support the law has dropped 5% in the last month. And that is the not the only number dropping. The President’s approval rating sits at 41%, the lowest it has sat since he took office.
Why is that? With the numbers of enrollees so high, why are so many people against the law? Perhaps they are against it because they know that the eight million number is meaningless without data showing how many people were forced, by law, to buy the plan because their previous plan was canceled.
To read more of the Morning Editorial Report, click HERE.