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Just 12 percent think Obamacare will have positive impact on their families

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Americans continue to disapprove of President Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare, with just 12 percent expecting the law to have a positive impact on their families, according to a new poll from NBC/Wall Street Journal.

Thirty percent think the law will have a negative impact on their families, and 53 percent think it will have no impact at all.

Forty-five percent think the law will have a negative impact on the health care system overall, and just 23 percent think it will have a positive impact.

Forty-four percent think the law is a bad idea, compared to 31 percent who think it is a good idea.

Thirty percent claim to understand the law “very well,” and of that group, 45 percent think the law is a bad idea. Forty-two percent think it is a good idea. For those who don’t fully understand the law, just 17 percent think it is a good idea, compared to 44 percent who think it is a bad idea.

Seventy-three percent of Americans like the health care they have already, which could cause problems for the law in the next year, as opponents say that many will lose their existing coverage.

Further, 52 percent believe Obamacare will cause health care costs to increase.

The poll of 1,000 adults was conducted Sept. 5-8 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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