The Gallup Poll shows that 49-40% of Americans believe the passing of the bill is a good thing.
48% of Americans believe that the new legislation is a good first step, although changes are needed. 30% believe that the bill makes the wrong types of changes.
The figures are surprising considering that just a few weeks ago, most of the country was said to be against the bill. The findings also indicate that the country is more supportive when President Obama gets aggressive and controls the conversation. And if Obama really wants a second term, he needs to continue doing just that.