Does it have anything to do with FOX, so called, news?
Because they only have one source for 'news'
Because they see the name Obama, and all rational thoughts leave their brains.
You might try actually reading the article, urwutuis. Certainly 28% is still too high, but the 35% applies to all survey respondents.
In the survey, 35 percent of respondents said either they thought Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act were different policies (17 percent) or didn’t know if they were the same or different (18 percent). This confusion was more pronounced among people 18 to 29 and those who earn less than $50,000 — two groups that could be significantly affected by repeal.
Among Republicans, a higher percentage (72 percent) said they knew Obamacare and the A.C.A. were the same, which may reflect the party’s longstanding hostility to the law.
Sorry, my mistake. I did read it and that should have read "almost 1/3" but I didn't notice in time to edit.
The article was about ALL people surveyed.
Actually, according to the Morning Consult poll which you are using as a source, almost 3/4 (72% was reported in that poll) of Republicans know they are the same thing. Since that poll stated that 35% of all respondents did not know they were the same, then a much larger percentage of Democrats do not know and they pulled the total percentage number up to 35%. Simple statistics almost anybody (even Democrats) can understand.
Polls can be comical. the results are generally skewed the way the pollster wants them to be.
I'm a Republican and nearly all of my friends and close acquaintances are Republican. I don't know of any of them that don't know, (and have always known) that they are the same thing.
It you want to see comical polls on what people know, or don't know. watch Waters World.
Thanks for the tip about Waters World, JustJim. I will check it out.
I knew that the ACA was the "official" name even before it was passed. I had a few entertaining debates about it on the SodaHead website back then when people took offense to me referring to it as Obamacare. Especially when I pointed out the sections which described the "death panels".
I used to call myself a Republican when I attained voting age, but I changed over the years and started to call myself Independent or Libertarian. But actually, I have voted for the Republican people more often than not over the 50 years that I have been voting!
Why do Democrats and Republicans always have to spew so much hatred at each other?
I don't hate republicans, I just think that in general they're grossly misinformed and I think this past election and events since bear that out. I also don't consider them my enemy and I know they're not stupid.
because left right its the same thing