Among white women, results are even worse. Three weeks ago, they thought it was a bad idea by a 46-36 percent margin. Now a majority say so, at 52-32 percent.
“It’s not a just a public-policy issue; it’s personal,” said Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted the poll with Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart. “It has a resonance and salience that is quite different.”
He added, “It’s a reminder of the very large volume of positive information that would be required to shift these views.”
Opposition to the law has also deepened, with 43 percent “strongly” believing it is a bad idea, up 5 points from earlier this month and tied for the worst score in the poll. But that doesn’t mean all good news for congressional Republicans looking to defund or eliminate the law.