Support for Obamacare continues to struggle in North Carolina according to our latest poll with only 40% supporting and 48% in opposition.
We’ve had the public opposed to the bill by an 8-10 point margin since September and it doesn’t seem much has changed despite all the rhetoric and debate on both sides.
The breakdown by party is pretty remarkable but almost as expected. Democrats support it (59-29), Republicans oppose it (13-77) and unaffiliateds are split evenly (41-42).
What stands out is the intensity gap between Republican opposition and Democratic support. 61 percent of Republicans “Strongly oppose” the measure, but only 39 percent of Democrats “Strongly support” it.
There is also a tremendous racial divide on the bill. Whites oppose it 27-58, while blacks overwhelmingly support it 85-10.
We also polled whether coverage for abortion should be provided in the health care bill and as can be imagined, the public isn’t for that at all. Only 24% support with 69% opposed.
Full press release and all the crosstabs and details here.