Fox News Poll: More families feel worse than better as a result of ObamaCare


More voters say their family is worse off than better off under ObamaCare. In addition, most of those who had to change their insurance coverage because of the health care law say it cost them money.

That’s according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.


Overall, 42 percent say the country is worse off under the 2010 health care law. Some 44 percent felt that way last year (June 2014). ;

At the same time, the number that feels the country is better off is up a bit: 33 percent now say things are better under ObamaCare. It was 29 percent in 2014. ;

About one in five says the law hasn’t made much of a difference to the country (22 percent).

Clearly partisanship plays a role: 73 percent of Republicans say the country is worse off under Obamacare, while just 12 percent of Democrats feel that way. ;

Has the law helped families? Not many. Fifteen percent say they are better off under the law, while 26 percent say their family is worse off. Insurance plans under ObamaCare took effect January 1, 2014. ;

A 57-percent majority says ObamaCare hasn’t made much of a difference to them. ;

Feelings about whether they are better or worse off are mostly the same for people under age 35 as they are for those ages 65 and over. ;

Those in lower income households are 10 percentage points more likely than those with higher incomes to say their family is better off under ObamaCare. ;

Nearly a third of voters overall say they had to make changes to their coverage because of the law, and most of them — 77 percent — say it made their health insurance more expensive. Only 12 percent say it reduced their insurance costs. ;

Currently, 42 percent of voters approve of the job President Obama is doing on health care, while 54 percent disapprove. A year ago it was 40-57 percent. Obama’s all-time low on health care: 36 percent approval vs. 61 percent disapproval (November 2013). ;

The Fox News poll is conducted by telephone with live interviewers under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). The 1,025 registered voters were reached via landline and cell phone numbers randomly selected for inclusion in this nationwide survey from March 29-31, 2015. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.