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
Two-Thirds Want to Dump ObamaCare
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)

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. (More poll stories.)

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