"Debate over the law is expected to dominate the midterm elections. Attacks on the law are featuring prominently in campaigns across the country, and Republican lawmakers have continued to push for the law’s replacement," Sabrina Tavernise and Allison Kopicki write. "Questions about it may evoke associations with an unpopular president, the remoteness of Washington from ordinary Americans and extra costs in family budgets. But majorities say they do not want it taken away, even in states that lean Republican in presidential elections."
Kentucky is the only Southern state that created its own exchange and expanded Medicaid to include people in households with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. The poll found support for Medicaid expansion in all four states, and 55 percent in Kentucky gave Gov. Steve Beshear, who made both decisions, a positive job rating.
The poll, done with landline and cellphone interviews April 8-15, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points in each state. (Read more)