We get lots of arguments from readers here at Applesauce to the effect that the vast majority of Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act on grounds that it goes too far in involving the government in health care.
These readers are wrong on several counts. For one thing, opposition to ObamaCare is not all that widespread. And for another, the opposition is not entirely based on the notion that ObamaCare is too liberal.
Consider THESE RESULTS from a new poll:
According to the CNN/ORC International survey, 51% of Americans say they oppose the health care law, while 43% say they favor it. It’s important to note, however, that of those who disagree with the law, only a third oppose it because it’s too liberal, while one in six oppose it because it doesn’t go far enough.
The breakdown falls in line with the poll’s last results in March, when the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments over the law’s constitutionality.
The high court is expected to hand down a ruling on ObamaCare as soon as next week — and certainly by the end of the month.