Opposition to Obamacare holding steady

A new Quinnipiac poll out shows that the public still wants the Supreme Court to overturn the constitutionality of Obamacre:

A new poll shows that most voters want the Supreme Court to overturn President Obama's health care law, with opposition and support falling largely along party lines.

Overall, voters oppose the law by 48%-40%, according to the Quinnipiac University survey. Democrats support the Obama health care effort by 70%-19%, while Republicans oppose it by 86%-8%.

The Quinnipiac survey found independent voters opposed to the law by 45%-38%.

Of course, voters won't decide the fate of the health care law in the Supreme Court -- that's up to the justices, and they are likely to make a ruling by late June.

Whatever the court's ruling, health care figures to be a major factor in next year's election. The Republican presidential candidates have vowed to repeal what they call "Obamacare."

The health care numbers are included in a Quinnpiac Poll that also says, "Economic sanctions to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons aren't effective, American voters say 60%-33%, and 50% of voters say the U.S. should take military action to stop Iran's nuclear program if sanctions don't work.

These numbers have held steady since the middle of the summer. If there is truth to the old saw that the Supreme Court watches polls as closely as politicians, then it explains why Democrats appear to be worried about the outcome.

Interesting sidebar is the Iran poll numbers. With 50% saying the US should take military action, it would logically make it easier for Obama to assist the Israelis if they decide to bomb nuke targets. But Obama is more concerned with the other 50% so it is just as likely he will ignore popular support to attack Iran.

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