July 02, 2012

Gallup Poll: Americans Divided Over Affordable Care Act

It's an even split, with 46 percent agreeing and 46 percent disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s recent decision on health care. The results highlight the partisan lines-- 79 percent of Democrats applaud the ruling while 83 percent of Republicans are against it. The Gallup poll surveyed 1,012 adults on June 28 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 points. Additionally, Politico reports that one in five voters “say they will only vote for a candidate who shares their views on health care.” The report also provided interesting insight into the public’s perception of the Supreme Court:
 "'Nearly two-thirds of Americans see politics as having a heavy hand in the ruling, possibly reflecting a knee-jerk belief among Americans that politics is always a factor,' Gallup wrote. 'Alternatively, it could specifically reflect the fact that eight of the nine justices voted in politically predictable ways. Or it could reflect a belief on the part of some Americans that Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision to side with the four liberal justices may have been influenced by the substantial political implications of the case.'"