Poll: Americans Want Supreme Court to Leave Obamacare Subsidies Alone

Even though they broadly oppose the law.


A stethoscope sits on an examination table in an exam room at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Americans want the Supreme Court to leave Obamacare premium subsidies alone, even as they disapprove of the law generally, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday.

Respondents said they oppose the law by a margin of 54 to 39 percent. But 55 percent said the justices should not block subsidies from Americans enrolled through the federal Affordable Care Act exchange, rather than a state exchange. Thirty-eight percent said they should.

The results echo previous surveys that say Americans generally oppose the Affordable Care Act but want to preserve the subsidies in all 50 states.

A decision in the case, King v. Burwell, is expected this month.

The poll was conducted by phone from May 28-31 among 1,001 adults nationally. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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