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81% of Americans oppose Obamacare, poll finds

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According to a new Rasmussen poll, conducted on Dec. 1 with the results published online on Tuesday, a vast majority of Americans, 81 percent, oppose Obamacare in some way.

The poll found that exactly half of Americans believe that Obamacare should be repealed and lawmakers should “start again from the beginning.” Thirty-one percent said they think lawmakers should “go through the law piece by piece to improve it.”

Only 16 percent said they think the law should stay the way it is.

Support for Obamacare, as well as the president himself, has been dropping for some time, but the numbers have drastically decreased since, where Americans are supposed to sign up for an insurance plan, went live. The site has been plagued with glitches, preventing many from being able to sign up.

Last month, the White House announced that it had set a goal to improve the website by Dec. 1. On Sunday, the Obama administration announced that it had succeeded in doing so.

“After a series of technical fixes and capacity upgrades, many of which were made...[last] week, is now working more than 90 percent of the time — a big improvement over October, when the site was operating only about 43 percent of the time and frequently crashed, said Jeffrey Zients, the administration official overseeing the improvements,” the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

The administration did admit, though, that there's still a long way to go before the site is working smoothly. Indeed, many are still complaining about the site malfunctioning for them.

Another issue with the website was brought to light on Monday, when David Kennedy, a computer hacker and chief executive of TrustedSec, which tests websites' security by hacking them, told CNBC that there is no security built in to the site.

“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn't appear to have happened this time,” Kennedy said.

“It's really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn't built into it. We're talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”

Besides the issues with the website, many are upset over the increase in their health insurance premiums as well as the millions of insurance plans that have been canceled due to the plans not meeting requirements set by the Affordable Care Act, which the president promised, on multiple occasions, would not happen.



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