Column: 'Obamacare' declines while skepticism abounds


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Poor President Barack Obama. Days before a key element of “Obamacare” takes effect, only 39 percent of Americans say they approve of it.

Despite the president’s many burdens, notably the mess in Syria, the Affordable Care Act is his signature act in office — his legacy. And it isn’t looking as if many more big accomplishments are ahead.

The law is losing popularity. In January, about 51 percent of Americans said they looked with favor on the 2010 complicated, confusing and puzzling law that few in the Obama administration, even with the help of former President Bill Clinton, have been able to explain adequately to us.

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