Poll: Overwhelming Majority Still Opposes Unconstitutional Mandate

June 5, 2012

WASHINGTON – A new poll shows Americans overwhelmingly continue to oppose a provision of the president’s signature legislation, ObamaCare, which would require individuals to purchase health insurance.  According to the United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, 74% of the American people would “like to see” the individual mandate struck down by the Supreme Court.  Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) reacted to the survey results today:

“The American people have overwhelmingly rejected what Barack Obama considers the signature accomplishment of his presidency. The survey shows Americans believe they have the right to make their own health care and health insurance decisions without federal mandates and other government intrusions,” said Lee, who predicted last March that the Supreme Court would strike down ObamaCare as a result of the constitutional problems associated with the individual mandate.  

“Citizens across the country understand this issue is more than a debate over health insurance reform.  If the individual mandate is allowed to stand, there will be few conceivable constraints on the power of the federal government, and Americans fervently oppose that outcome. Three out of four Americans are on the side of restoring constitutionally limited government and putting the power back in the hands of the people.”

The survey of 1012 adults nationwide was conducted May 31 – June 3 and has a margin of error of 3.7%.

See the write-up from National Journal here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/poll-mixed-views-on-health-care-farm-bill-20120604