The Washington Post is using a new poll to make a bold claim: That while Americans are still split on whether the Affordable Care Act is the best policy they’ve ever seen, they now say it’s the right one.
The survey, conducted by Monmouth University on Sunday, shows that just 35 percent of respondents said the Affordable Act is better than the status quo and only 35 percent said it’s worse.
That’s a significant shift from two weeks ago when only 36 percent said the same.
On health care, 44 percent of those surveyed said the current system is good, while 42 percent said they don’t know.
Fifty-seven percent said their current insurance plan is “bad.”
Thirty-seven million Americans are covered under the ACA, which President Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace.
But even if it’s repealed and replaced, many of those who get insurance will have to pay a tax to the IRS to continue to get coverage.
As the Post noted, this is the first poll to find a clear majority saying that the ACA is not the best thing they’ve seen in recent memory.
In May, just 39 percent of Americans said it was.
Monmouth surveyed 1,000 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.