Obamacare Gets Way More Popular if You Call it Something Else
A new NBC News/Marist poll out Monday morning showed Democratic Senate candidates polling competitively in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky, but also revealed another wrinkle: approval of the Affordable Care Act flipped depending on what it was called.
The poll asked half the respondents in Kentucky to give their impressions of
Obamacare Affordable Care Act, and found the law underwater 33-57, a result that tracks closely with President Barack Obama’s approval rating in the state.
However, the other half were asked their opinion of Kynect, Kentucky’s state-run insurance exchange, which Governor Steve Beshear announced last month had successfully insured about 10% of Kentucky’s population. Respondents approved of Kynect by a seven-point margin, 29-22. (A quarter of respondents hadn’t heard of the exchange.)
Meanwhile, Beshear, who made Kentucky one of the few red states to create its own exchange, holds a 63% approval rating.
[h/t NBC News]
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