SACRAMENTO — A new poll finds that Californians support the federal health care overhaul but many don’t think it will affect them.

The Field Poll published Monday found that 54 percent of registered voters support the Affordable Care Act and 37 percent oppose it.

Support has grown since last year in a state which has a large Democratic electorate and where many people are uninsured.

However, 46 percent said they didn’t expect the law to significantly impact them or their families. Twenty-six percent thought they’ll be better off and 24 percent believed they’ll be worse off.

The poll was sponsored by the nonprofit California Wellness Foundation. It interviewed 1,579 registered voters by phone from July 12-29. The poll has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
Associate Press