50% of Americans think partisan bias will determine Supreme Court ruling on health care law
Half of Americans say the Supreme Court justices are likely to decide on the health care law based on their own political views rather than the legal merits of the case, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The poll, conducted April 5 – 8, found:
- 50% of Americans say the high court will rule on the Affordable Care Act case based on “partisan political views”
- 40% of Americans say the court’s decision will be based on “the basis of the law”
- 1% of Americans say both
- 9% of Americans have no opinion on the matter
Prior to the Supreme Court hearings in late March, 42% of those surveyed thought the court would throw out the entire health are law. But a week after the hearings, that number dropped by 4%, down to 38%, as more people believed that only a portion of the law will be thrown out.
The April survey showed that only 25% of Americans think the Affordable Care Act will be upheld in its entirety.
The nationwide poll was conducted with a sample size of 1,103 adults and has a margin of error of 3.5%.
- WashingtonPost.com: Washington Post-ABC News poll
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