Just 28% would be pleased if it was ruled constitutional, and 35% would be disappointed if that were the ruling. Only 22% would be disappointed if the Court found the law unconstitutional.
Last month, The Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey revealed the liberals’ planned response, which is the same no matter what the court decides. The plans revolve around showcasing “real people” who will be affected by Obamacare. Whether the individual mandate portion of the law is upheld or not, liberals have lined up people who can testify to the law’s affect on their lives. If the mandate or the law is overturned, we can expect to see story after story about people who will claim to have lost their newly acquired health care coverage.
But remember, while liberals may find a few people who claim to be harmed if the law is overturned, far more (tens of millions in fact) would be hurt if the law is upheld. Through tax hikes, fines for not acquiring private insurance and higher premiums that will lead to millions of employers dropping coverage or hiring less workers, Obamacare will harm far more than it will help.
The new healthcare law, or the Affordable Care Act, or the government takeover of the healthcare industry – whatever you want to call it – is still unpopular. Who knew? What with the U.S. Supreme Court deciding whether the law is constitutional and all, it’s really a surprise that the American people don’t much care for it.
Fifty-three percent of likely voters favor repeal of President Obama’s signature legislation. Forty-four percent of those polled strongly favor repeal, compared to just 28% who strongly oppose. Thirty-nine percent at least somewhat oppose.
We still have a month or two before the Court issues their ruling, but no matter how they rule, the rest of the country has already made up their mind: repeal! Fifty-six percent of Americans want the law repealed, according to a new report from Rasmussen, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. Just 37% are opposed to repeal, including only 26% who strongly oppose.
The poll also found that 38% believe the court show throw out all of the law, compared to 29% who think they should just throw out the individual mandate. Only 25% want the law upheld exactly as it is.