POLITICS
11/09/2010 12:41 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

US-Health Care: 42% Favorable, 40% Unfavorable (Kaiser 11/3-6)

Kaiser Family Foundation
11/3-6/10; 1,502 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Kaiser release

National

As you may know, a new health reform bill was signed into law earlier this year. Given what you know about the new health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?
42% Favorable, 40% Unfavorable (chart)

The poll finds that voters say health care reform was a factor that influenced their vote, but not a dominant one. The economy/jobs was the factor mentioned by voters most often (29%), followed by party preference (25%) and views of the candidates themselves (21%). Health care ranked fourth at 17 percent. Those 17 percent of voters who named health care as one of their top voting factors were more likely than non-health care voters to back a Republican candidate for Congress (59% vs. 44%), and to say they have a "very unfavorable" view of the law (56% vs. 33%).