Save yourself the bother and just get ticked off now: A new poll shows that most people will be unhappy regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in its much-anticipated decision on the nation’s sweeping healthcare law.
The survey by the Pew Research Center found that regardless of whether the law is upheld, struck down or kept intact except for its “individual mandate,” fewer than half those asked would be happy with the outcome.
Not surprisingly, the poll found opinions split along partisan lines: most Democrats would be pleased if the law, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, is allowed to stand. Most Republicans would be happy if the law is nullified.
The most closely watched group, political independents, tilted against the healthcare act. Half said they would be happy if the law was overturned, while 35% would be happy to see it upheld.
The justices issued their latest set of decisions Monday morning and the healthcare ruling was not among them. There is a chance the opinion, arguably the most consequential of the current Supreme Court term, will be issued on Thursday. Most court watchers, however, expect the decision to come sometime next week.