December 10, 2013, 06:49 pm
Poll: Views of ObamaCare improve
By Rebecca Shabad
Approval of ObamaCare in the United States has risen eight percentage points in the last month, according to a new poll.
Thirty-nine percent of people now approve of the law, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll released Tuesday evening.
Half of the public, by contrast, disapproves of ObamaCare, the poll found.
Nearly 60 percent say they don’t think the sign-up process for ObamaCare is going well, but more than one-third say it’s improving.
These figures come in just ten days after the administration touted the repaired federal portal for the insurance, HealthCare.gov.
Obama’s general job approval rating has increased to 42 percent, up five percentage points from the all-time low a similar poll measured last month.
Since November, his approval rating on healthcare has also gotten better, and now stands at 41 percent. More than half, however, disapprove of his job on the issue.
While Obama’s approval rating is ticking up slightly, Congress’s remains at its lowest levels. The latest poll indicates only 10 percent approve of lawmakers’ jobs.