Saturday, September 28, 2013

Republicans Support Affordable Care Act Over Obamacare

What's in a name? Apparently it means everything to Republicans when "Obama" is part of it. A Fox News poll found that Republicans support the Affordable Care Act substantially more than Obamacare–even though they're the same thing:

Republicans like the 2010 health care law better when it's called by its proper name -- the Affordable Care Act -- instead of Obamacare, according to a new Fox News poll.

Republican support for the law jumped eight percent, from 14 percent for Obamacare to 22 percent for the Affordable Care Act, when pollsters revised the question's language.

Overall support increased from 34 percent to 39 percent with the change. Democratic support moved one percent; independent support rose four percent.

See also this telling anecdote.

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