Two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. Supreme Court should throw out either the individual mandate in the federal health care law or the law in its entirety, signaling the depth of public disagreement with that element of the Affordable Care Act.
This ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that Americans oppose the law overall by 52-41 percent. And 67 percent believe the high court should either ditch the law or at least the portion that requires nearly all Americans to have coverage.
The high court opens hearings on the law’s constitutionality a week from today.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 56% at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law, including 46% who Strongly Favor it. Thirty-nine percent (39%) oppose repeal, with 29% who are Strongly Opposed.
I’m not aware that the Supremes take public opinion into account, but it doesn’t hurt. Anyway, if Obama thought the law would get more popular as people found out what was in it (in Nancy Pelosi’s felicitous phrase), he’s about to urp up that leek and yam smoothie that Michelle prepared for his breakfast this morning.