A new USA Today/Gallup Poll finds that nearly two in three Americans say health-care reform costs too much and expands government too far. A majority also believe that the bill will worsen deficits, and a plurality believe it will increase premiums and reduce coverage.
Overall, 50 percent of respondents called passage of the Affordable Care Act “a bad thing” while 47 percent called it “a good thing.” Those numbers mirror Obama’s approval/disapproval split of 47/50 — which also marks the first time Obama’s disapproval has climbed to 50 percent.
The survey also found a lingering distaste for “process” issues that Democrats tried to play down as the bill neared passage. 53 percent of respondents called Democratic methods “an abuse of power.”