Down with Obamacare
11:55 AM, Jun 11, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
With the Supreme Court poised to rule on whether Obamacare was passed in defiance of the Constitution, there’s no question where the American public stands on President Obama’s centerpiece legislation. On Thursday, a New York Times/CBS News poll showed that more than two-thirds of all Americans, and more than 70 percent of independents, want the Court to strike down Obamacare’s individual mandate — its requirement that essentially every American buy government-approved health insurance under penalty of law. In addition, the poll showed that more than half of all independents want the Court to strike down Obamacare in its entirety.
Today, Rasmussen’s polling of likely voters shows that, for the 35th consecutive time, Americans support the repeal of Obamacare by double-digits. The last time a Rasmussen poll didn’t show double-digit support for repeal was more than a year ago.
Today’s Rasmussen polling shows that 53 percent of likely voters support Obamacare’s repeal (matching the percentage of the vote that Obama won in 2008), while only 39 percent oppose it. The poll also shows that, among both sexes, all ages, and all income and educational levels, majority opposition to repeal is found only among those who make less than $20,000 a year or have attended graduate school — and even in those instances, opposition to repeal doesn’t clear 52 percent.
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