Public again says it dislikes ObamaCare, and especially the individual mandate

Public again says it dislikes ObamaCare, and especially the individual mandate

March 19th, 2012 in Opinion Free Press

The sheer staying power of the dislike that so many Americans feel toward ObamaCare is a testament to the broad public understanding that the complicated, expensive law was a bad idea from the outset -- to say nothing of the fact that it violates the Constitution's limits on federal power.

That unpopularity has been evident in literally scores of Rasmussen Reports opinion polls of likely voters since ObamaCare was signed into law about two years ago.

In all but one of those surveys, a majority said the law ought to be repealed.

Now, an Associated Press-GfK survey also shows how much the law is disliked.

It found that only 35 percent of Americans support the law, while 47 percent oppose it.

And about six in 10 say they oppose the most objectionable provision of ObamaCare -- its mandate that virtually all Americans buy federal government-approved insurance or be fined.

That requirement is unconstitutional, and it justifies the Supreme Court striking down ObamaCare when it rules on the law later this year.