80% of Americans think Mandate Case Will Not Be Decided “Solely on The Merits”

March 15th, 2012

In a poll, 74% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats says “politics will play a role in the court’s health-care decision.”

Seventy-five percent of the 1,002 respondents said they expect politics will influence the court’s ruling, 17 percent said the decision would be based solely on legal merits and 8 percent said they weren’t sure.

The poll also sought opinions of the health-care law. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said it should be repealed, the same percentage as the first time Bloomberg asked the question in July 2010. Eleven percent said it should be left alone, the smallest percentage in the four polls during which the question has been asked. Just under half, 46 percent, said the law “may need small modifications, but we should see how it works.”