Twenty-five percent (25%) of voters believe the U.S. healthcare system was broken before Obamacare and is working much better today. However, a Texas Public Policy Foundation poll found that 21% take the opposite view. They believe our health care system was working fine before it was broken by Obamacare.
However, a solid plurality–39%–don’t see much change in either direction. They believe our health care system was broken before Obamacare was passed and it is still broken today. Fourteen percent (14%) of voters are not sure.
Democrats are fairly evenly divided between thinking things are better now and that little has changed. Republicans are fairly evenly divided between thinking things are worse now and that little has changed. A plurality of Independent voters believe the system was broken before Obamacare and remains broken today.
Younger voters are somewhat more likely than their elders to believe little has changed.
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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from August 13-15, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 181 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Certain quotas were applied to the overall sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.