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AP-GfK Poll: Resistance to health care bill strong

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll suggests opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law has grown since he signed it, and could signal a political liability for Democrats in the fall elections.

The Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans oppose the health care remake 50 percent to 39 percent. Opinion was about evenly split before the bill became law.

Disapproval for Obama's handling of health care also increased from 46 percent in early March before he signed the bill, to 52 percent currently.

Nonetheless, the bleak numbers may not represent a final judgment.

Only 28 percent of those polled said they understand the overhaul extremely or very well. And a big chunk of those who don't understand it remain neutral. Democrats hope to change public opinion by calling attention to benefits available this year.

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