Republicans: OH MY GOD, OBAMACARE IS GOING TO DESTROY AMERICA! OBAMA AND SEBELIUS LIED! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE AND IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT! (Did we mention that the Affordable Care Act was originally a Republican plan? Shhhh.)
Democrats: The Affordable Care Act had a really crappy roll out, but the plan is sound, lives and money have been and will be saved, and we will fix the embarrassing problems.
America: Yeah whatever.
The healthcare law has been in the spotlight during the recent government shutdown and as the federal health exchange website has experienced significant technical problems since it opened on Oct. 1. Still, Americans' perceptions of the future impact of the healthcare law and their familiarity with it have been stable over the last several months, and approval of the law has varied within a narrow range.
It appears that Americans' views on the law are relatively fixed at the moment, leaving open the question of whether support will rise once the law's provisions are fully implemented and more uninsured Americans get health insurance.
Not that they're singing the ACA's praises, but as far as all the Republican smears are concerned, most people responded with a collective, "Meh."