Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Healthcare Law
Washington, DC - While there was little change in support among all Americans, support among Registered Voters increased by five points over this period, from 43% to 48% in favor of the bill. The biggest shift has been among Independents, whose favorability towards the bill has increased 11 points from 27% to 38%.
It seems that the Supreme Court’s decision has galvanized both the right and the left:
- More than half of registered voters (53%) now say they would be ‘more likely’ to vote for their member of Congress if they were to run on a platform of repealing healthcare, up from 46% last week
- However, among those who have heard about the Supreme Court’s review of healthcare reform, favorability has increased six points since last week (from 32% to 38%), and by 11 points since late March (from 27%).
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from June 28-30, 2012. For the survey, a sample of 991
Americans was interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.
All interviews conducted after the announcement of the Supreme Court decision on Thursday, June 28. Previous poll dates were the days preceding the Supreme Court decision (6/19-23) and the days preceding (3/23-27), just after (3/28-30) & two weeks after (4/8-14) the Supreme Court reviewed the PPACA.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, ethnicity and a political values scale. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a
percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of a per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
More data and full technical details are available in the topline document attached.
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