Poll: Any SCOTUS Ruling On Health Care Likely To Leave Public Unhappy

Regardless of how the Supreme Court comes down in its highly anticipated ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Americans are likely to be unhappy with any decision, a poll released Monday shows.

A new poll from Pew Research shows that fewer than half of the American public will be happy if the Court upholds the entire law, overturns the entire law or rejects the individual mandate but retains the rest of the law — the three most likely potential outcomes in a decision that is expected to be announced this week.  

If the whole law — widely known as “Obamacare” — is thrown out, 44 percent say they will be happy, while 48 percent will be unhappy.  Conversely, 51 percent say they will be unhappy if only the individual mandate is tossed — the same percentage that will be unhappy if the entire law is upheld.  

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