Poll: Most Americans Want All or Part of Health Law Overturned
A new poll released on Thursday found that 41 percent of Americans want the Supreme Court to overturn the entire health care law passed in 2010, while another 27 percent want the court to throw out the part of the law that requires most people to buy coverage.
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.
The court heard arguments on the law in March and a ruling is expected this month.
A majority of respondents believe both the federal and state governments should have a say in immigration laws, and a plurality of those polled, 41 percent, say illegal immigrants now in the U.S. should be able to stay and apply for citizenship. More respondents – 31 percent – said illegal immigrants in the U.S. should leave the country than the 21 percent who believe immigrants should stay as guest workers.
The CBS/NYT poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points and was conducted among 976 adults nationwide from May 31-June 3. The Fox News poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points as well and was conducted via live telephone interviews from June 3-5 among 907 registered voters.
Correction: This story initially misstated the level of support for overturning the health law in the CBS News/New York Times poll. It is a plurality of 41 percent.
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