Published April 08, 2011
A Fox News poll released Friday found, by a 49-42 percent margin, American voters would want the new health care law ruled unconstitutional, if the case were to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Large majorities of Tea Partiers (84 percent) and Republicans (77 percent), and half of independents (51 percent) would want the Supreme Court to invalidate the health care law. Nearly a quarter of Democrats agree (23 percent).
Most Democrats (69 percent) would like the court to uphold the law as constitutional.
In general, 6 in 10 voters think at least part of the health care law should be repealed: 31 percent would like lawmakers to repeal the law entirely, and another 29 percent say repeal parts of the law.
The desire for a full or partial repeal of the law has increased slightly since last October, when 54 percent of voters felt that way (11-13 October 2010).
About one voter in five (18 percent) feels the health care law should be expanded.
The smallest number -- 16 percent -- thinks the law should stay in its current form.
Nearly all Republicans think either all (56 percent) or parts (32 percent) of the health care law should be repealed. Nine percent of Democrats think the health care law should be repealed entirely.
Over half of Democrats want the law expanded (30 percent) or left as-is (28 percent).
Independents are more likely to say they want at least parts of the law repealed (65 percent).
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 914 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from April 3 to April 5. For the total sample, it has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.