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Poll: Many Calif. Voters In Dark On ‘Obamacare’

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new Field Poll says many Californians are only vaguely familiar with details of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, even though enrollment starts in October.

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From KQED News and The California Report

The survey released Tuesday finds that about one in four state voters knows little or nothing about the Affordable Care Act.

Another 60 percent say they are "somewhat knowledgeable" about the overhaul, which was signed into law in 2010.

The findings do not isolate the uninsured people who could be pulled under the umbrella of new coverage. However, they broadly suggest that details of the program remain foggy to many voters even if they support its intent.

Overall, 53 percent of California voters support the law.

The telephone poll of 1,200 voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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