March 26, 2012
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the outcome to be? 35% think the law should stand in its current form while 34% report the law should be completely repealed.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.
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a partisan divide. 65% of Democrats want the health care law to remain as it is while 53% of Republicans want the law repealed completely.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.