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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJRT) -

A new CNN/ORC Poll suggests more Americans now support the Affordable Care Act. Thirty-nine percent of Americans now favor the health care reform law, known to many as Obamacare.  That's according to a CNN/ORC Poll released this week. It's a four percent increase in approval since the poll was last conducted in December.

The survey also suggests 57 percent of people oppose the law, but that opposition isn't just coming from conservatives; 12 percent of people oppose the law because it is not liberal enough.

The law has had its share of problems since it was introduced: there was the issue with the website roll-out, multiple delays in the implementation of the employer mandate and more than 50 attempts by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to repeal it.

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) said the small increase in approval rating is good news, but knows it will take a bi-partisan effort to get even more support for the law.

"We have to be willing to not just defend it, but also work with reasonable voices on the other side of this question to fix it, because it's not a perfect law," he said.

Newly released statistics show 4.2 million people have already enrolled in a plan. The Obama administration hopes to have 7 million enrolled by the end of March.

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