(NBCNews.com) -- A NBC/Wall Street Journal shows a large number of Americans oppose the nation’s new healthcare law and believe it will produce damaging results.
Forty four percent of respondents call the healthcare law a bad idea, while 31 percent believe it's a good idea.
By a 45 percent to 23 percent margin, Americans say it will have a negative impact on the country's healthcare system rather than a positive one.
And 30 percent of respondents think it will have a negative impact on their families. Just 12 percent think it will be positive, and a majority -- 53 percent -- don't believe it will have an impact one way or another.
For the full poll results, click here.