WI reserves judgement on Obamacare

A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) poll shows a patient electorate when it comes to problems with the Affordable Care Act rollout, growing support for a proposed Kenosha casino and overwhelming support for a state minimum wage increase.

The Wisconsin Economic Scorecard released today for the fourth quarter of 2013 reveals that a majority of Wisconsin voters (56 percent) believe it is too soon to tell whether the Affordable Care Act is a failure or not, and those who think current problems with the law will be fixed (53 percent) outnumber those who do not (43 percent).

The poll also shows that the proposed Menominee tribal casino in Kenosha now enjoys support from 53 percent of registered voters (up from 44 percent last quarter). And there is overwhelming support for an increase in the state’s minimum wage (76 percent of registered voters).

The Wisconsin Economic Scorecard is a quarterly poll of Wisconsin residents conducted by the UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) in cooperation with Milwaukee Public Radio (WUWM 89.7) and WisBusiness.com. The survey measures perceptions of the health of Wisconsin’s economy, personal economic circumstances of Wisconsin residents and public opinion regarding important state economic issues.

The research brief for the scorecard is available at: www4.uwm.edu/cuir/research/wi-econ-scorecard.cfm.

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