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More Americans oppose the health care law when you call it Obamacare—46% of Americans oppose the health care law when it carries Obama’s name, while just 37% oppose the Affordable Care Act.
When dubbed Obamacare, however, the law has more supporters: 29% of those polled in a new CNBC poll said they supported Obamacare; just 22% of those polled said they supported the Affordable Care Act.
First thing: 30 percent of the public doesn't know what ACA is, vs. only 12 percent when we asked about Obamacare. More on that later.
Now for the difference: 29 percent of the public supports Obamacare, compared with 22 percent who support ACA. Forty-six percent oppose Obamacare and 37 percent oppose ACA. So putting Obama in the name raises the positives and the negatives. Gender and partisanship are responsible for the differences. Men, independents and Republicans are more negative on Obamacare than ACA. Young people, Democrats, nonwhites and women are more positive on Obamacare.
By way of context, a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll asked if respondents believe the new health care law is a good or bad idea. Their results: 31 percent think it's a good idea and 44 percent say bad idea—roughly in line with the Obamacare response. A quarter of respondents said they didn't know enough to have an opinion, equal to the share in the CNBC poll who don't know or are neutral on Obamacare.
CNBC asked half of its poll respondents about the Affordable Care Act and half of them about Obamacare.
President Barack Obama’s base bolstered support of the law when it carries his name: men, Independents, and Republicans had more negative opinions on Obamacare than the Affordable Care Act, while younger Americans, Democrats, and women favored Obamacare.
Republicans were the most opinionated on the law, which is set to roll out next week. Just 18% of Republicans and Tea Party-identified respondents said they were unsure about the law—a full 12 points lower than the 30% of respondents overall who said they didn’t know enough about the healthcare law to voice an opinion.
Thirty-five percent of those with incomes below $30,000 feel positively towards the law, while 19% said they don’t know enough to have an opinion; a full 31% of Americans with incomes below $30,000 feel negatively towards the law.
In the 30,000 to 50,000 income bracket, a full half of those surveyed, a full half—51%—say they oppose the law.
also see (Read more: Most Americans against defunding Obamacare: Survey)
Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.
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