After SCOTUS, 27 Percent Less Likely to Vote for Obama

Katie Pavlich

7/13/2012 8:24:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

Now that ObamaCare has been upheld as a massive new tax, the Supreme Court decision not the scrap the legislation is bleeding into the political arena in a very big way. According to a new Quinnipiac Poll, 27 percent of voters are now less likely to vote for Obama. Independent voters are in the same boat.

A total of 55 percent of American voters say a presidential candidate's position on health care is "extremely important" or "very important" to their vote in November, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. While 59 percent say the Supreme Court decision will not affect their vote, 27 percent say it will make them less likely to vote for President Barack Obama, while 12 percent say more likely. Independent voters say less likely 27 - 9 percent.

"President Barack Obama has worked mightily to avoid the 'T' word, but most American voters say the ACA is in effect a tax hike," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "The big question is whether the Republicans can sell the idea to voters that the president's Affordable Care Act breaks his promise not to raise taxes on those who make less than $250,000. That's why what voters believe on this issue matters."