Currently, 53% disapprove of the health care law, while 42% approve. This is among the most negative assessments of the law since it was enacted in March 2010. In July 2012, shortly after the Supreme Court upheld most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, 47% approved of the legislation and 43% disapproved.

Currently, 53% disapprove of the health care law, while 42% approve. This is among the most negative assessments of the law since it was enacted in March 2010. In July 2012, shortly after the Supreme Court upheld most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, 47% approved of the legislation and 43% disapproved.

"One of the most common mistakes made in political reporting is to assume that the average voter is following the daily news cycle as closely as we are. He or she isn’t."

— Chris Cillizza, of the Washington Post’s The Fix, regarding new Pew Research Center for the People & The Press poll findings that 45% of respondents didn’t know how the Supreme Court ruled on the health care law or thought the court rejected most of the provisions.  

Yesterday, retiring “PBS NewsHour” anchor Jim Lehrer interviewed Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut at the Chautauqua Institution’s Morning Lecture Series, titled, “The Lehrer Report: What Informed Voters Need to Know.” The discussion was part of the New York institution’s annual summer event held before an audience of 3,500. Lehrer and Kohut discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision about the Affordable Care Act, the divided American electorate and how it will play out in the upcoming election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

(Source: people-press.org)

The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare in this morning’s ruling. Our recent polls show that only 39% surveyed would be happy if the entire health care law was upheld. Read more about where the public stands on important health care issues from the Pew Research Center http://pewrsr.ch/LgMcfN

The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare in this morning’s ruling. Our recent polls show that only 39% surveyed would be happy if the entire health care law was upheld. Read more about where the public stands on important health care issues from the Pew Research Center http://pewrsr.ch/LgMcfN