American voters continue to favor of the repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law as it awaits U.S. Supreme Court action, a new poll shows.
According a Wednesday Quinnipiac poll, 47 percent of Americans believe that Congress should repeal the new health care reform law.
Republicans overwhelmingly favor repeal – by 84 percent – compared to Democrats who overwhelming support the health care law (69 percent). Independents side with Republicans in support of repeal, 44 percent to 41 percent. Hispanics also favor repeal 50 percent to 35 percent.
The poll also shows that Americans favor a Supreme Court repeal of the Obamacare, 48 percent to 40 percent.
The poll comes after the judicial body announced Nov. 14 that it would hear a challenge to the March 2010 law filed by the National Federation of Independent Business, two individuals and 25 states.
The general dislike for the bill is a reflection of how the bill was approved on partisan lines.
“Senate Republicans have argued that his misguided law represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional expansion of the federal government into the daily lives of every American,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said earlier.
The pro-life lobby fears Obamacare will mandate that taxpayer funds be spent to provide services and bill control products that kill the pre-born.
House Republicans have most recently argued that Obamacare will penalize married couples with fewer subsidies to make health insurance affordable.
Fifty-nine percent of Protestants, 53 percent of Catholics and 65 percent of born-again evangelicals support repealing the health care reform.
Democratic Rep Danny Davis (Ill.) argued at an October hearing that for those who could not afford health care before, the reform law is “progress.” Subsequently, those Americans whose annual household income is below $30,000 a year support the health care bill by a slim margin of 43 percent to 40 percent.
The Obama administration seems to be confident that the law will hold up in court. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told The Associated Press, “It’s important that we put to rest once and for all the issue of maybe the law will disappear.”
But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor noted in a statement, “That the Supreme Court is taking this up, I think, is a positive signal that there are legitimate concerns surrounding the constitutional aspects of mandating that individuals purchase health care insurance and purchase it according to Washington’s guidelines.”
Formal arguments will likely be head in mid-spring and a final ruling will likely be handed down in June.