3/26: Majority Wants High Court to Change Some of Health Care Law

McClatchy/Marist National Poll

The 2010 health care law is before the United States Supreme Court today.  What do Americans nationwide want the outcome to be?  35% think the law should stand in its current form while 34% report the law should be completely repealed.  A notable proportion — 21% — wants the part which mandates Americans to buy health insurance to be declared unconstitutional, and 10% are unsure.  Similar proportions of registered voters share these views.

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Not surprisingly, there is a partisan divide.  65% of Democrats want the health care law to remain as it is while 53% of Republicans want the law repealed completely.  There is little consensus among independent voters.  39% want it overturned completely while 27% believe it should be upheld.  Almost one in four of these voters — 24% — say the aspect requiring residents to buy health insurance should be overthrown.

Table: U.S. Supreme Court Hearings on the 2010 Health Care Law

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