I'd argue that the percentage of people who support Obamacare yet have little clue about what the system is/does is roughly equivalent to the percentage of people who oppose it sans-clue.
I'd argue you're probably wrong, but what's new.
How many people who support Obamacare do so because they think they're going to get "free health care"? Like I said: They don't have a clue about how it really works.
I think many that openly support ACA/Obamacares do so because of a specific boon to them. Maybe that have a 'preexisting' condition that has disallowed them from getting insurance previously, or maybe they can keep a kid on their insurance plan longer etc etc.
Precisely. No clue how it really works. The percentage of people who would be able to obtain health insurance previously if only there was no preexisting condition issues is incredibly small. By far the largest group of people who had problems with health insurance (and the entire rational argued for needing health reform) was that they couldn't afford it, and their employer didn't provide it as a benefit
Obamacare does not change that at all. And it arguably makes things worse for the working class folks who were already in that position, since it now forces them to pay a fine for not buying that health insurance that they can't afford. And the mandate regarding preexisting conditions will make it more likely that they can't afford it. And the requirements on small to medium sized businesses will increase the likelihood that they'll have their hours cut (so less money to pay for the insurance that they couldn't afford anyway). And it'll make it more likely that businesses which previously provided at least *some* health benefits (but maybe not stellar) will drop them because the costs are too high.
Many people will lose their existing health insurance because of Obamacare. And when they're faced with having to pay out of their own smaller pocketbooks for insurance on the exchanges, many of them will pay the fine/tax instead. The result is a lot of folks paying the government for the privilege of *not* having health insurance. Yeah. It's a totally screwed up law.
On the flip side I think the strong opposition is much more political; They were told to oppose it or it's simply been sold as another government hand-out that they'll be paying taxes to support.
I think both sides were told to support or oppose it. The difference being that one side was convinced to support it by misleading them into thinking it would benefit them (ie: playing on their greed). The other was told to oppose it because it violated their principles *and* would hurt more people than it helped. The second group was at least not lied to.