Kaiser Health Tracking Poll -- December 2011

The October downturn in the share of Americans with a favorable view of the health reform law, a dip driven by an erosion of support among Democrats, has been fully reversed in December, with support among Democrats rebounding and overall national opinion on the law returning to the roughly even split seen in Kaiser polls for most of 2011.  The concept of health exchanges, a key piece of the law, has wide, bipartisan support.  The individual mandate is the least popular aspect of the law, yet the poll shows that opinion on the mandate is malleable.
The December poll is the latest in a series designed and analyzed by the Foundation’s public opinion research team.

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Findings (.pdf)

Chartpack (.pdf)

Toplines (.pdf)