After Court Ruling, Public Opinion Still Divided On Health Law
The New York Times: Polls: Public Division Remains Over Health Care Law
A fresh wave of public opinion polls has been released in the last few days, measuring Americans’ views of the Supreme Court and its decision to uphold most of the health care law. The surveys found Americans divided over the ruling, as they have been over the law since its enactment in 2010 (Kopicki, 7/3).
The Washington Post: The Amazing Number Of People Who Know Nothing About The Health-Care Ruling
The latest poll numbers from the Pew Research Center on the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama's health-care law are (yet another) affirmation of that fact. Forty-five percent — yes 45 percent! — of respondents in the Pew poll either didn’t know what the court had done in regards the health care law (30 percent) or thought that the court had rejected most of the provisions of the law (15 percent) (Cillizza, 7/3).
NewsHour: Health Reform Views: Most Ordinary Americans Not Budging
Word has it that Chief Justice John Roberts may have switched views to uphold the health care law, but most other Americans haven't budged an inch from their initial opinions. A series of new polls shows that the nation remains bitterly divided in the aftermath of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. ... With all the opinion round-ups floating around, we thought we'd add our own to the mix. It's far from a representative sample, but the NewsHour recently profiled three ordinary Americans whose opinions of health care reform have been shaped by events in their lives. We caught up with each of them after the ruling, and, like almost everyone else in the U.S., their thoughts on the matter haven't shifted a bit (Kane, 7/3).