Half of American voters agree with the Republican charge that ObamaCare will collapse if it’s left as is.
At the same time, most give positive marks to their health insurance and over half oppose the GOP plan to replace the current health care law.
Those are some of the findings from the latest national Fox News Poll.
Fifty percent have a favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. That’s unchanged from January, and up from 38 percent two years ago (March 2015). Forty-seven percent have a negative view of ObamaCare.
Voters ages 65 and over (53 percent), lower-income voters (52 percent), women (56 percent), non-whites (69 percent), and Democrats (86 percent) are among the groups most likely to have a positive view of ObamaCare.
Republican lawmakers say one of the reasons they are taking action on the health care law is because ObamaCare will collapse if they do nothing. The poll, released Wednesday, finds voters split on that 49-46 percent. One in five Democrats agrees (20 percent).
Republicans unveiled their plan to overhaul ObamaCare March 6 and about seven voters in ten (72 percent) already say they are very or somewhat familiar with it. That includes roughly equal numbers of Democrats (74 percent) and Republicans (70 percent).
Overall, 34 percent favor the current Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. And while a majority of Republicans favors it (69 percent), a sizable minority is either against it (15 percent) or unsure (16 percent).
Nearly 9 in 10 Democrats oppose the GOP health care plan (86 percent).