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Arkansans Like 'Obamacare,' Except When It’s Called 'Obamacare,' Says Poll

| by Michael Allen

People in Arkansas like what many refer to as "Obamacare" when it's not called "Obamacare," says a new poll.

According to the poll by Talk Business-Hendrix College, 48 percent of Arkansans support the expansion of Medicaid (called the "private option") in their state for poor people, while 32 percent oppose it, if the question doesn't include the word "Obamacare."

However, if "Obamacare" is mentioned in the poll question, only 35 percent support it, while 39 percent oppose the health care expansion for low income people, notes TalkingPointsMemo.com.

Of course, it was the passage of the Affordable Care Act that included expanding Medicaid in the states.

In another question, people were asked if they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Obamacare. A whopping 62 percent don't like it, while 27 percent do.

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The hatred for the ACA in Arkansas seems to have a racist edge, reports The Huffington Post. A recent sign outside Smokin' Joe's Ribhouse in Rogers, Ark., read, "Obamacare [is] America's punishment for slavery years."

Sources: TalkingPointsMemo.com, Talk Business, The Huffington Post