In the week-and-a-half since the mainstream media took full aim at the troubled Obamacare rollout, polling on the issue has been scarce, but a preview of an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows a glimmer of not-as-awful-as-it-could’ve-been news for Healthcare.gov, the horrific face of the health care law. While 31% of Americans think the website’s issues are indicative of more long-term problems, 38% say it’s a short-term issue, while 30% are withholding judgment.
From First Read:
Americans are divided about whether the problems associated with the health-care law’s federal website are a short-term issue than can be solved, or a long-term issue that signals deeper troubles, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Thirty-seven percent of respondents say that the website woes are a short-term technical problem that can be fixed, while 31 percent believe they point to a longer-term issues with the law’s design that can’t be corrected.
Another 30 percent think it’s too soon to say.
Not surprisingly, this divide breaks along party lines: 60 percent of Democrats agree that this is a short-term problem, versus 54 percent of Republicans who argue it’s a longer-term issue.
The full poll results will be released Wednesday evening.
[photo via Caleb Howe]
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