Poll: One in Four Americans Want Supreme Court to Uphold Health Care Law -- Report

National Journal Staff

Only one in four Americans would like for the U.S. Supreme Court to keep intact the 2010 Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s “signature legislative achievement,” according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll. The court began Monday hearing arguments in the case.

Just over half of Americans – 51 percent -- say they disapprove of the law’s individual mandate, which will require nearly all Americans to have health-insurance coverage or pay a penalty. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they would like the court to invalidate the coverage mandate only, according to the poll, conducted between March 21-25 among 986 adults.