So, if you remove Obama from the equation and ask Republicans if they support the individual pieces within the Affordable Care Act, you find out Republicans actually do support it. But they hate it b'cse of Obama???
Republicans actually like Obamacare
For Republicans, nothing captures what they loathe about Barack Obama's presidency more perfectly than Obamacare -- it's Big Government run amok and an existential threat to American liberty. But it turns out Republicans like what's actually in the law.
A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken June 19-23 found that Obamacare remains deeply unpopular: 56 percent of Americans oppose the law vs. only 44 percent who favor it. But the poll also found that strong majorities favor the law's individual provisions -- including solid majorities of Republicans.
Eighty percent of Republicans (and 75 percent of independents) favor "creating an insurance pool where small businesses and uninsured have access to insurance exchanges to take advantage of large group pricing benefits."
• Fifty-seven percent of Republicans (and 67 percent of independents) support "providing subsidies on a sliding scale to aid individuals and families who cannot afford health insurance."
• Fifty-four percent of Republicans (and 75 percent of independents) favor "requiring companies with more than 50 employees to provide insurance for their employees."
• Fifty-two percent of Republicans (and 69 percent of independents) favor "allowing children to stay on parents insurance until age 26."
• Seventy-eight percent of Republicans (and 82 percent of independents) support "banning insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions"; 86 percent of Republicans (and 87 percent of independents) favor "banning insurance companies from cancelling policies because a person becomes ill."