Bench Memos

Swing-State Voters Oppose Obamacare

Over at The Volokh Conspiracy, Randy Barnett points out a new Quinnipac poll of swing-state voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The poll is consistent with previous polling data on Obamacare, indicating that striking down all or part of Obamacare would not do great damage to the Supreme Court’s public image and perceived credibility.

According to the poll, 53 percent of Florida voters, 52 percent of Ohio voters, and 46 percent of Pennsylvania voters think Congress should try to repeal the health-care law. This is notable for how far voters are willing to go in their opposition to Obamacare, when offered that stark choice. A similar result comes when the voters are asked if they want the Supreme Court to overturn the health-care law. Fifty-one percent of both Florida and Ohio voters, along with 46 percent of Pennsylvania voters want to see the health-care law overturned.

Consistent with previous polling data, opposition to Obamacare cuts across party lines. Only 44 percent of Florida voters, 42 percent of Ohio voters, and 39 percent of Pennsylvania voters in the same poll were would be Romney supporters.

The polls in each state had a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent. 

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