The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act isn't winning any popularity contests in America's most conservative states, but a surprising number of residents in the Deep South have a favorable opinion of the law's Medicaid expansion.

According to a poll out this week by advocacy group Families USA, nearly two-thirds of residents in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina support Medicaid expansion, one of PPACA's furthest reaching provisions.

The health care law expands Medicaid to those at 133 percent of the federal poverty line, but the Supreme Court ruled last year that states can have the ability to opt out of the expansion.

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