Gallup: 72% of Americans believe ObamaCare is unconstitutional
It’s not a surprise that Americans are uneasy about the Obama Administration health care “reform,” which was rammed through Congress in March 2010. So it’s a wonder why Republicans are hammering social issues right now when a new poll from Gallup shows that a plurality of Americans favor repeal, and a solid majority — including a majority of Democrats — believe the individual mandate is unconstitutional:
Americans are deeply divided over whether a Republican president should repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law if elected this November, a new poll Monday shows, although the vast majority of those surveyed believe the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
Gallup found that 47 percent of Americans want a GOP president to repeal the law, while 44 percent oppose that.
However, 72 percent of Americans believe the individual mandate in the health care reform package is unconstitutional, while 20 percent believe it is constitutional.
Along party lines, a majority of Democrats - 56 percent - believe the health care mandate is unconstitutional and 37 percent defend it as constitutional. Among Republicans, 94 percent view that part of the law as unconstitutional.
Meanwhile, a USA Today/Gallup poll of swing states shows that a majority of crucial swing state voters oppose the law. In fact, 53 percent of swing state voters see the health care reforms as a “bad thing,” while 38 percent see it as a “good thing.”
Of course, Democrats like Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) are dimissing the poll, others are showing their contempt for the Constitution. But these comments are denying the inevitable result of this sort of heavy government involvement in health care, which is causing costs to get completely out of control. And these are things that Jonathan Gruber has recently admitted, that ObamaCare is going to do nothing to contain costs.
Unfortunately, the focus in the Republican race is far away from ObamaCare at the moment, despite the Supreme Court taking up the law next month. This issue should be a slam dunk for the GOP, but the base is caught up with issues that are not on the minds of Americans.