Hill December 4, 2019
Owen Daugherty

Americans are nearly evenly split on their views of the Affordable Care Act, according to a poll released nine years after the passage of one of former President Obama’s signature achievements.

Fifty percent of respondents in the Gallup poll out Wednesday said they approve of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare, compared to 48 percent who disapprove of the health care law.

Gallup noted that public opinion of the landmark law has shifted in three general phases since it went into effect.

From 2013 to 2016, as the law first went into effect and suffered a rocky rollout, a majority of Americans disapproved of the legislation.

Then, as Republicans attempted to repeal the law under President Trump in 2017,...