How will the US Supreme Court Decide?
Apparently, according to the Washington Post, a majority of Americans believe the coming US Supreme Court decision concerning the Affordable Care Act will be about politics (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-half-of-americans-expect-sup...). Excerpts:
More Americans think Supreme Court justices will be acting mainly on their partisan political views than on a neutral reading of the law when they decide the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care law. . .The poll shows little enthusiasm for the Obama administration’s position that the law, passed by the Democratic Congress in 2010, should be upheld in full.
Only a quarter of Americans choose that as the desired outcome. Thirty-eight percent would like the entire law thrown out; 29 percent would like the court to strike the requirement that individuals obtain health insurance and to keep the rest of the law.
Only 39 percent of Americans support the health-care overhaul in general, the lowest percentage since the Post-ABC poll began asking the question.
The poll was conducted April 5 to 8 among a random national sample of 1,103 adults. Results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Yes, people have had trouble accepting the US Supreme Court as a non-partisan interpreter of the Constitution, particularly since the Bush v. Gore decision. But the most important finding of this poll is that Americans, after having another close look at The Affordable Care Act during the press coverage of the court hearings, do not approve of Obama-care.
Dr. Joe Jarvis