For most Americans, what they saw and heard surrounding the historic hearings on health care reform last week hasn’t changed their opinion of the law or the Supreme Court.
Nearly two-thirds (63%) say their opinion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act hasn’t changed, while 23% say they now have a less favorable opinion and 7% have a more favorable opinion of it, according to the latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and The Washington Post.
Similarly, 65% of respondents say their view of the Supreme Court remains unchanged after the hearings, however, the number who say their view of the Court has grown more negative is three times the number who say it has grown more positive (21% versus 7%).
Roughly a third (35%) of Republicans say they have a less favorable opinion of the PPACA after the hearings, compared to 13% of Democrats. When it comes to the Supreme Court itself the pattern is reversed, with 32% of Democrats saying they now view the court less favorably, compared to 14% of Republicans.
The poll was conducted March 29 through April 1 among 1,000 adults.
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