Washington (CNN) - The majority of registered voters in battleground states and across the country consider the federal health care law "a bad thing," according to a new survey.
The USA Today/Gallup Poll released Monday showed 53% of swing state voters and 50% of voters nationwide have a negative view of the law, compared to 38% of battle ground voters and 42% of voters nationwide who consider it a "good thing."
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The figures come two years after President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the month before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over its constitutionality.
However, the majority of respondents in both categories said the law has not affected their families, 72% to 69% respectively.
When asked about the affect of the law in the long run, 42% of swing state voters said it will have a negative impact on their families, while 41% of voters nationwide agreed. Twenty percent of voters in both categories said it would make their situation better while 34% of swing state voters and 33% of Republican voters said its impact would be minimal.
USA Today and Gallup surveyed voters of all political leanings in a dozen of the most competitive states in the presidential election: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin, in addition to voters nationwide.
Previous CNN polling on the issue has shown that a more liberal segment of the electorate does not support the law because it does not go far enough, which accounts for a notable amount of negative findings.
The survey also showed Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has a health care problem, with 27% of Republican and Republican-leaning independents in battleground states saying they are less likely to support his candidacy based on health care law he signed as governor of Massachusetts that resembles the current national law. Seven percent of respondents said it makes them more likely to back him.
The poll interviewed 1,137 registered voters between February 14 and February 21 in the battleground states and 881 registered voters nationally between February 20 and February 21 with a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.