The public view of the law, which KFF has been tracking since it passed in 2010, remains consistently divided, with 43 percent disliking it and 39 percent favoring it. Democratic enthusiasm about the law, which has wavered over the months, has crept up a bit, and now two-thirds of Democrats say they like it.
A third of those polled wants opponents of the law to continue trying to thwart or repeal it. The poll found Republicans who identified with the tea party movement tended to dislike the law more strongly than other Republicans. Nearly four of five tea party Republicans favor cutting off funding for the law to stop it from taking effect, something that half of other Republicans support.
The poll surveyed 1,503 adults between Sept. 12 and 18, and it has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
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Sat, Sep 28 2013