December 1st, 2011 – After peaking at 51%, American opposition to the health-care reform law softened to 44 percent according to a November poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The percentage of people polled in favor of the law are still the minority, hovering at around 37%.
People who dislike the law predominately say it’s due to the “direction of the country and what’s going on in Washington” moreso than what they “know about the health reform law.” Of those polled, 28% give both as a reason.
The majority of the public polled supported 14 of 15 aspects of the health-care reform law. However, just 35 percent back the individual mandate, which requires people to have health insurance by 2014 or pay a small fine.