Friday, June 29, 2012
Voters are reacting in broadly negative ways to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the legislation known as Obamacare, a new Newsweek/Daily Beast poll finds, with a majority disapproving of the ruling, fearing health-care costs and taxes will rise, and preferring Mitt Romney to Obama on the issue
Overall, 50% of those polled said that they disapprove of the court’s 5–4 decision, while 45% said that they support it. Consistently, a majority of voters said that they oppose the individual mandate (53%); believe taxes will increase (52%); believe that their personal health-care costs will increase (56%); and disapprove of Obama’s handling of health care in general (58%). Only 24% of those polled said that they believe the ruling will make the country better off. Fifty-nine percent of poll respondents said they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.