More Americans approve than disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, a new poll from Pew Research Center shows.
The poll, released Thursday, shows that 47 percent of respondents approve of the legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, while 43 percent disapprove. That marks only the second time since April 2010 — when Pew started tracking support for the law — that approval of the Affordable Care Act is above water.
The first time occurred in March of this year, when Pew found that 47 percent of respondents approved the health care overhaul, compared with 45 percent who disapproved. Thursday's poll shows that there has been movement in public opinion of "Obamacare" over the last month. In Pew's June survey, 43 percent approved of the law, while 48 percent disapproved.
The PollTracker Average currently shows a sharp divide in support for the Affordable Care Act.