After Court Ruling Public Support for Health Law Rising, Poll Finds
Voter support for President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul has increased after the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding it, although a majority still opposes it, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released yesterday showed.
Among all registered voters, support for the law rose to 48 percent in the online survey conducted after Thursday’s ruling, up from 43 percent before the court decision. Opposition slipped to 52 percent from 57 percent.
The survey showed increased backing from Republicans and, crucially, the political independents whose support will be essential to winning the Nov. 6 presidential election.
Thirty-eight percent of independents supported the health-care overhaul. That was up from 27 percent from a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken days before the ruling. Opposition among independents was 62 percent, versus 73 percent earlier.