Will ideology win out in SCOTUS health care ruling?

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The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll has released an enlightening survey indicating that Americans have little faith that partisan politics can be put aside when the Supreme Court decides on the Affordable Care Act this year.

Seventy-five percent said they think ideological beliefs influence decisions made by the Supreme Court justices, while just 17 percent think pure, nonpartisan legal analysis drives their decisions, according to the January Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. Further, 60 percent believe the justices will inject personal politics into their decision on health care reform’s individual mandate, while 28 percent said politics won’t factor into their decision on the provision.

More than half (54 percent) think the court should rule against the individual mandate — still the law’s most unpopular provision by far — while just 17 percent said the court should find it constitutional. Download the report here.

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