A majority of adults don’t want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, preferring instead to either spend more on its implementation or wait to see if changes are needed later. [...]Yeah, good luck on that whole rebranding/appealing to minorities thing there, GOP.
Given the choice to either repeal the law, wait and see how it takes effect, or add money to aid its implementation, only 36 percent of adults picked outright repeal. More than half chose to either wait and see (30 percent) or provide more money (27 percent). [...]
Among nonwhites, 60 percent said lawmakers should keep the law intact with only 32 percent backing the repeal option, highlighting how the GOP’s problems with minority voters extend into economic issues.
Majorities are opposed to repeal even while they've been convinced by the media narrative that the White House is tripping up in implementing Obamacare. Fifty-one percent agree with the statement that "the White House is not prepared to implement the law and will encounter other major problems as well.” This has been the case since at least the second dozen attempts in the House to repeal. This time last year, the Kaiser Family Foundation's monthly tracking poll showed 56 percent opposed to wasting more time on repeal. Exit polling from November confirms it as well—only a quarter of voters asked in exit polling wanted full repeal of the law.
It's a political dead end for Republicans. Even some of their staunchest supporters are coming around to that realization.