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Poll: 68% of Americans want the court to overturn all or part of health care

at 12:34 PM ET, 06/07/2012

You can spin the latest New York Times/CBS poll two ways: You could say a large majority of Americans wants the Supreme Court to overturn all or part of the health-care law, or that a majority wants the Supreme Court to leave all or most of the health-care law intact.

Here are the numbers: 41 percent say the Supreme Court should get rid of the whole thing; 27 percent say just overturn the mandate; 24 percent say keep the law; 8 percent don’t know. So 68 percent say either get rid of all of the law or at least the individual mandate, and 51 percent say keep all of the law or everything but the individual mandate.

Bottom line: If you’re Anthony Kennedy and John Roberts, and you want to rule against the individual mandate but you’re worried about a public backlash, this poll calms your fears.

 
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