The downward spiral of public opinion surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Car Act continues since its July peak, just as midterm elections creep closer.

The latest Health Tracking Poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds many more people pessimistic about the law, with 47 percent viewing it unfavorably vs. 35 percent supporting it. Among likely voters, targeted specifically by this poll, that gap grows to 52 percent vs. 35 percent.

While those results might hearten the hopes of Republicans plotting a midterm insurgence two months from now, respondents overwhelming support repair over repeal, by a 63 percent to 33 percent margin.

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