A new poll released on Thursday deals yet another blow to Obama’s centerpiece legislation, revealing that a majority of those polled want the Supreme Court to overturn the entire health care law passed in 2010.
The poll, conducted by the New York Times and CBS News, reveals that more respondents disapprove of the law than approve, 48 percent to 34 percent. That marks only a one-percentage-point uptick in those who disapprove of the law since the last poll was conducted, in mid-April, but a five-percentage-point drop in those who approve.
Forty-one percent of respondents want the law thrown out entirely by the Supreme Court – a four-point rise since the last poll was conducted. Those for the law were split over what they’d like to see happen to it, with 24 percent saying they want the whole thing upheld and 27 percent hoping for the Court to overturn the individual mandate but keep the rest of the law.
After hearing arguments on the law in March, a ruling is expected from the Court sometime this month.