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Poll: Obamacare growing in popularity?

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A new survey released Wednesday morning shows America’s view on the Affordable Care Act may actually be improving.

The poll was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and finds that more and more Americans are now beginning to accept the law, following its rocky rollout in October. This news comes just five days before the deadline to enroll.

The numbers are not an incredibly optimistic illustration, yet do provide some hopeful indications for the Obama administration’s new law.

According to the data, 46% of Americans still have an unfavorable view of the law, compared to 38% who said they support it. However, that shows a total eight point swing in favor of the law compared to January’s poll, which found 50% against it and 34% for it.

More troubling is the statistic that only 39% of citizens are even aware of Monday’s deadline, which could be because many Americans are tired of the conversation altogether.

The study found that 53% of Americans would like the country to move on to other issues, while 49% say the law should be kept, but improved. Another 18% continue to lobby for a complete repeal, while 11% argue that a Republican alternative should take its place.

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced yet another extension: those that run into problems during signups will be granted extra time, given that they began enrollment prior to Monday’s deadline.

For those without insurance after the deadline, one percent of their total income will be taken as a penalty when filing returns next year.

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