Liberals Believe Supreme Court Will Decide on Health Care Reform Based on Political Views

Politics or Law? How will the Judges Decide?

According to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News, the country is almost evenly divided on the issue of what criteria the Supreme Court will use when they rule on Obama’s healthcare reform legislation. About 50 percent of adults believe that the justices will make their decision based on their political views, while a bit less than half (40 percent) are of the opinion that the court’s decision will be grounded solely in the law.

The poll also went more in-depth and examined how this outlook played out among more conservative and more liberal adults. Among liberal democrats only 35 percent believe that the Supreme Court will make its decision based on the law, while 59 percent feel that the justices will judge the issue based on their political views.

More moderate voters and conservative Democrats have the same outlook as their more liberal citizens. Thirty-five percent of the conservative Democrats think the judges will make their decision based on the law, while a bit less, 55 percent believe they will rule because of their political views.

Among conservative Republicans, however, a different feeling exists. This group feels 58 percent of the time that the judges will make their decision based on the law, and only 33 percent of the conservative Republicans think that the decision the Supreme Court will make concerning health care reform will be based mostly on the political views of the judges.

Alyssa Anderson

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