The Daily Scoop: New poll shows majority favor individual mandate


As many have already heard, the Supreme Court will hear arguments from the multiple lawsuits opposing the Affordable Care Act but a recently released CNN/ORC International Poll has received less attention. The poll indicates a significant shift in the public’s perception of the individual mandate showing now a majority now support it.

“According to the poll, 52% of Americans favor mandatory health insurance, up from 44% in June. The survey indicates that 47% oppose the health insurance mandate, down from 54% in early summer.

“The health insurance mandate has gained most support since June among older Americans and among lower-income Americans,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “A majority of independents opposed the measure in June, but 52 percent of them now favor it.””
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