Poll: For the First Time Since ’09, More Americans Think Obamacare is a Good Idea Than a Bad Idea

shutterstock_555893464 (1)As President-elect Donald Trump and Congress work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, one new poll says it’s more popular with Americans than ever before.

According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, more Americans think Obamacare is a good idea than a bad idea by a 45-41 margin. This is the first time since June 2009 that people have held this opinion in the majority.

The NBC/WSJ numbers seem to conform with the results of recent Quinnipiac poll in which only 18 percent of respondents wanted all of Obamacare to be repealed.

Nonetheless, republican efforts to repeal the ACA are well underway. At his press conference in New York last week, Trump renewed a pledge he made many times on the campaign trail.

“It’ll be repeal and replace,” Trump said. “It’ll be essentially simultaneously.”

The Senate, meanwhile, has already approved a budget blueprint which will allow them to repeal significant portions of Obamacare.

House Speaker Paul Ryan reiterated at a CNN Town Hall last week his belief that Obamacare cannot exist in its current form.

“The worst is yet to come,” Ryan said.

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