And let me add a speculation: I suspect that in the end Obamacare is turning out to be a big plus, even though it has always had ambivalent polling. The fact is that Obama can point to a big achievement that will survive if he is reelected, perish if he isn’t; health insurance for 50 million or so Americans (30 million from the ACA, another 20 who would lose coverage if Romney/Ryan Medicaid cuts happen) is enough to cure people of the notion that it doesn’t matter who wins.
I suspect another reason for less ambivalence about Obamacare is the Supreme Court’s approval of it. The average guy on the street has a great deal of respect for the Supreme Court. And when this venerable institution supported the measure, the claims of unconstitutionality echoing from the right lost their force.
(Source: The New York Times)