Political Checklist: Health Reform’s Uncertain Future and Obama’s Strategy in Libya

BY Quinn Bowman  March 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM EDT

The Political Checklist is back this week, and Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and David Chalian look into how public opinion regarding President Obama’s signature health insurance reform law is reverberating in American politics one year after it was signed into law.

Three recent polls show a majority of Americans dislike the law, but that they dislike it for different reasons. A CNN poll shows 59 percent of Americans disapprove of the law, but that a third of women dislike it because it was not “liberal enough” while most men said it was “too liberal.” A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 51 percent of Americans said they don’t have enough information to understand how the law will affect them.

The team also looks into the pros and cons of President Obama’s decision to allow the U.S. to participate in air strikes against Libya — the third ongoing military action under the president’s watch.

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