When Florida Governor Rick Scott, a prominent Republican opponent of ObamaCare, decided that his state would participate in the health law’s Medicaid expansion, the law’s liberal backers responded triumphantly. Think Progress wondered if Scott’s decision might serve as a model for others. Ezra Klein wrote a post declaring that “ObamaCare is winning.”
If so, it’s a limited win, at best. And it hasn’t won with the public. The public remains divided and skeptical about the law and its effects. ObamaCare has always struggled in the court of popular opinion, and two new polls highlight the public’s continued lack of support for the law. Indeed, after a brief post-election rise in support, public opposition to ObamaCare is on the rise again.