ObamaCare Opposition Hits New High; Nearly 10% Report Work Hours Impact - Tea Party correct
Opposition to ObamaCare hit new highs just as it officially gets off the ground, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. The survey found 54% oppose the law, up from 50% in September and 47% in July. More than half want the law delayed a year as part of any deal to raise the debt limit.
The survey also found that ObamaCare is having a real and negative impact on jobs.
Nearly one in 10 said that either they or someone in their household has had their hours cut back because of ObamaCare. That translates into as many as 9 million people. Meanwhile, 6% say they or another household member has lost a job because of ObamaCare. In other words, the health law is responsible for as many as 7 million lost jobs.
The survey's findings come as a rash of insurance exchange glitches spoiled ObamaCare's official launch, and as the debate in Washington over delaying or defunding the law has caused a partial government shutdown.
Not only has ObamaCare disapproval increased, the intensity of opposition also has stepped up. The latest poll shows 42% strongly oppose the law, up from 37% a month ago. Just 25% strongly support it.
More troubling for backers is that independents have decidedly turned against the law. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of independents now oppose ObamaCare, up from 50% in August. Just 30% say they back the law, down from 40% in August.
We all know that the tea party folks are willing to inflict major damage on the global economy in order to kill obamacare. The reality is that they know that obamacare will be hugely popular, and that the tea party will look even more foolish than ever.