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New poll shows Obamacare is more popular than Donald Trump

Sarah Kliff
President Obama walks out of the Brady Press Room after holding a year-end press conference addressing email hacking and cyber security at The White House on December 16, 2016 in Washington, DC
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Just as Republicans prepare to repeal Obamacare, there are signs that the health care law is more popular than ever.

A new poll from Fox News finds that 50 percent of voters feel favorably about the Affordable Care Act — a sharp uptick from the 41 percent who felt favorably about the law the last time the network polled, in the summer of 2015.

It's not just the Fox News poll: NBC and the Wall Street Journal released separate polling data this week that showed similar results. It was the first time they had seen more people say they like the health care law than dislike it.

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In the Fox News poll, somewhat notably, Obamacare polls as more popular than President-elect Donald Trump, whom 42 percent of respondents view favorably. The law does not poll as favorably as its namesake, President Obama, who receives an approval rating of 60 percent.