Two-Thirds Want to Dump ObamaCare

Just 24% want justices to keep ObamaCare intact

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 7, 2012 11:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – With a Supreme Court ruling due by the end of June, two-thirds of Americans want at least a piece of ObamaCare overturned, a New York Times/CBS News poll finds. The results mark little change since before Supreme Court arguments in March. About 41% say the whole law should be dropped; 27% say just the individual health care mandate needs to go. Some 24% of respondents want the law kept as it is, the Times reports.

The survey finds a number of demographic differences in support for the law. While two-thirds of Republicans want the law gone, 43% of Democrats say we should keep the whole thing. Among independents, 70% want to be rid of at least part of the law, while 22% want to keep it all. About a third of college-educated respondents vote to keep the law; the figure is 20% among those without college degrees. Regardless, public opinion has little effect on justices, who "care more about the views of academics, journalists and other elites," say analysts.

President Barack Obama waves as he departs San Francisco International Airport on Air Force One in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
President Barack Obama waves as he departs San Francisco International Airport on Air Force One in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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