Politics

Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Support Supreme Court Decisions On Marriage Equality, Obamacare

| by Sean Kelly

According to a new CNN/ORC poll, a majority of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decisions on marriage equality and Obamacare. 

The poll showed that more than 63 percent of Americans support last week’s ruling that upheld government subsidies for those buying health insurance through federally-run exchanges. Fifty-nine percent of those surveyed also supported the ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Among Republicans polled, 69 percent voted that the court is too liberal, while 34 percent of Democrats said the court is too conservative. Forty-nine percent of Democrats feel that the Supreme Court is balanced. 

President Obama’s approval rating also saw a rise in the poll, climbing to 50 percent — his highest since 2013. Despite the overall approval rating, 58 percent of those polled disapproved of the President’s handling of the U.S.’s relationship with Iran. 

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The poll was conducted over the course of three days late last week, and surveyed 1,017 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Sources: Politico, CNN

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