These are the topline results of a YouGov/Economist survey of 1000 US adults interviewed November 16-18, 2013 on the health care reform law. The results show that a majority of Americans think the reform law was a failure, and many believe President Obama knew about the problems with the website ahead of time. The margin of error is 4.6%.

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Have you tried to visit the federal health insurance exchange website, healthcare.gov?
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

Was your experience at healthcare.gov positive or negative?
Asked of those who have tried to visit healthcare.gov
Very positive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Somewhat positive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%
Neither positive nor negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18%
Somewhat negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Very negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3%

Do you think President Obama was aware of the problems with the healthcare.gov website before it opened on October 1?
He thought the website had severe problems, and they would be very hard to fix. . . . . . . . . . . . .8%
He thought the website had severe problems, but they could be fixed easily. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
He thought the website had some problems, and they would be very hard to fix. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%
He thought the website had some problems, but they could be fixed easily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28%
He didn’t think the website had any problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%
Don’t know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27%

Have you visited any of the state run health insurance exchange websites listed below?
I have not been to any of the state websites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80%
Arkansas Health Connector - www.arhealthconnector.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%
Covered California - www.coveredca.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3%
Connect for Health Colorado - www.connectforhealthco.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1%
Access Health CT - www.accesshealthct.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%
DC Health Link - dchealthlink.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1%
Hawaii Health Connector - www.hawaiihealthconnector.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  0%
Your Health Idaho - www.yourhealthidaho.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%
kynect: Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection - kynect.ky.gov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2%
Maryland Health Connection - www.marylandhealthconnection.gov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%
The Health Connector (Massachusetts) - www.mahealthconnector.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1%
MNsure - mn.gov/hix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0%
Nevada Health Link - www.nevadahealthlink.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0%
Be Well NM - www.bewellnm.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%
NY State of Health - nystateofhealth.ny.gov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
Covered Oregon - coveredoregon.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0%
Health Source Rhode Island - www.healthsourceri.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%
Avenue H (Utah small businesses) - avenueh.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%
Vermont Health Connect - healthconnect.vermont.gov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%
Washington Healthplan Finder - www.wahealthplanfinder.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1%
Other website not listed above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

Was your experience at the state health insurance website positive or negative?
Asked of those who have tried to visit a state health insurance website
Very positive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%
Somewhat positive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Neither positive nor negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%
Somewhat negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Very negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%

Have you been personally affected by the new health care law?
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17%

Has the new health care law made your life better or worse?
Asked of those who reported being personally affected by the new health care law
Better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%
About the same . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
Worse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%

Has at least one of your close relatives been personally affected by the new health care law? (For the pursposes of this question, a close relative is a parent, spouse, brother, sister, or child.)
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31%

Thinking about the close relative who has been personally affected by the new health care law, has their life been made better or worse?
Asked of those who reported a close relative has been personally affected by the new health care law
Better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15%
About the same . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12%
Worse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7%

President Obama announced that health insurance companies would be allowed to extend current policies that did not meet the standards of the new health care law for an additional year. Do you approve or disapprove of this change?
Approve strongly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21%
Approve somewhat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Neither approve nor disapprove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21%
Disapprove somewhat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7%
Disapprove strongly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16%

Who should be able to buy health insurance plans that do not currently meet the standards of the new health care law, anyone, only those who currently have one of those policies, or no one?
Anyone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43%
Only those who currently have one of those policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%
No one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24%

If an election for president was going to be held now, would you vote for...
The Democratic Party candidate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34%
The Republican Party candidate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25%
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24%
I would not vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%

If an election for U.S. Congress were being held today, who would you vote for in the district where you live?
The Democratic Party candidate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36%
The Republican Party candidate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%
I would not vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%

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