Now that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is one step closer to becoming a reality, Americans seem to be growing less certain that's what they actually want. A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday revealed that only 26 percent of Americans want President Obama's signature health-care law repealed entirely, down from 32 percent right before the presidential election. Even among Republicans, interest in scrapping the law has fallen dramatically. While 69 percent were in favor of a total dismantling in October, now only 52 percent are.
At the same time, 49 percent of Americans now say they want to keep the law as is, or even expand it. Seventeen percent say they just want to see the law "scaled back," CNN reported. The latter option seems to be a growing favorite among Republicans: Now 24 percent say they favor scaling the law back, up from 11 percent in October.
President-elect Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to completely repeal and replace ObamaCare. Since winning election, he has walked that statement back somewhat, suggesting he will keep certain parts of the law. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Trump's nominee for health secretary, Tom Price, have pushed to repeal and replace the law.