Opposition to PPACA ticks up News added by Benefits Pro on July 23, 2014

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By Kathryn Mayer

Nearly 60 percent of Americans oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll.

The CNN/ORC International poll, released Wednesday, finds that 59 percent say they oppose the law, while another 40 percent support it. The remaining 1 percent said they don't have an opinion.

Opposition ticked up two percentage points since March, up from 57 percent, while support edged up 1 percent, from 39 percent.

CNN noted that 38 percent oppose the law because it is too liberal, while 17 percent oppose it because it is not liberal enough.

When asked if they are better or worse off because of the massive health care law, most — 46 percent — say their family is about the same. Thirty-five percent say their families are worse off because of the law, while only 18 percent said they are better off.

Though the percentage of people who said they have personally benefitted from PPACA is low, more — 35 percent — said they think the law has benefited other people in the U.S.

The poll results follow Obamacare’s latest hurdle: two conflicting court rulings out Tuesday regarding the legality of Obamacare subsidies issued to enrollees in the federal exchange.

The poll surveyed 1,012 American adults July 18-20 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

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