HAMDEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - A majority of American voters say the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn President Barack Obama's health care law, according to a new poll.
Forty-eight percent of voters say the nation's high court should strike down the law, while 40 percent say it should be upheld, according to a survey by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute earlier this month.
According to the results, which were released Wednesday, a majority of Democrats -- 70 to 19 percent -- say the health care law should stand.
Nearly all Republicans, 86 to 8 percent, want the law voided.
A majority of independent voters, 45 to 38 percent, also say the law should be overturned, the survey found.
Fourteen states, joined later by 12 others, filed a challenge to the health care reform in March 2010.
The 26 states contend that its individual mandate requiring that all Americans purchase health insurance or face a $695 penalty every year is unconstitutional.
The states filed a petition in September to have their challenge heard immediately by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Court agreed earlier this month to hear the case. A decision could come as soon as June.
Quinnipiac University, based in Hamden, Conn., surveyed 2,552 registered voters from Nov. 14-20. The margin of error is plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.
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