"Nobody's madder than me about the website not working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed," President Obama said during an appearance the White House Rose Garden.
But he didn't specify exactly what went wrong or who was to blame for the problems, which include long waits to log onto the federally administered website and maddeningly long wait times once online. There's "no excuse for the problems," Obama added. He said tech industry experts were being brought in to help workers trying to fix the site.
The technical fiasco is fueling the GOP push to dismantle or defund Obamacare, and some Republicans are calling for the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Still, website failures don't seem to be affecting support for Obamacare - if recent polls are to be believed.
According to the ABC News/Washington Post poll:
46% of Americans support the law, edging up four points from last month.
49% say they oppose the measure, down three points from September.
A CBS News Survey shows:
43% of those questioned give Obamacare a thumbs up, a four point increase since September, with 51% saying they oppose the law, unchanged from last month.
And a Pew poll shows a basically unchanged approval/disapproval rating of 42%-53% since the launch.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday indicates:
41% say they favor the law, up three points from September
56% opposed to it, basically unchanged.