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Patch's Poll: Which Party Will Be Helped Most by the Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision?

Do you think the Democrats will remain in power in the presidency and the Senate? Or will the Republicans have a great shot at beating Obama and getting more seats in Congress?

Journalists and pundits across the media landscape proclaimed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act as a victory for President Barack Obama.

ABC News called it a “big win” for the Obama administration.

But ABC pointed out that most Americans don’t have a favorable view of the Obamacare legislation as was upheld by the High Court. (Americans also don’t have a favorable view of the status quo either, according to the poll).

Everything in political news going forward will likely focus on the question of which party benefits the most politically from the Supreme Court decision. Will Romney win in November now or does Obama have an even greater chance of retaining the presidency?

Within a few hours of the Supreme Court ruling, Congressional Republicans and the GOP’s presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, proclaimed they would seek to repeal Obamacare, according to Fox News.

This morning, Yahoo News Columnist Chris Moody pointed out that the GOP would have to have majorities in both houses of Congress and would have to hold the presidency.

So for today’s poll, we ask: Which party will be helped most by the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Spiff July 05, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Well, of course you know the facts, Kathi, I've never met anyone who didn't, especially a liberal!
Emily July 05, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I think it is a Democrat thing minus the single payer initiative that was wanted so badly. I have always paid cash or bartered for my medical services. I have a great relationship with my doctors and they have special cash prices for people like me. I dont have insurance but I have a bank account that I have been stashing money away in for years should something catastrophic happen to me. I had insurance years ago but realized i was helathy so I took the amount of my premiums and saved it all instead of giving good money to some insurance company I could only trust to mess up my claims. There is only one institution that can mess things up worse than an insurance comapny and that the government.
MAC July 05, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Also Jerry, Obama and his CZAR defied the Rule of Law by taking over a private company. In the process they also invalidated Contract Law--a crucial provision of our nation and society of "ordered Liberty"-- by giving GM Bond owners the shaft! Kathi apparently worships at the altar of BIG government, Pelosi, Reid and Obama, so refuses to be informed of the FACTS that OBAMATAX will result in rationed and LOWER quality care! It is also funded by some 20 NEW or increased TAXES (besides the "penalty") of which, according to CBO calculations, 77 % will be born (PAID) by those earning UNDER $ 125,000! How's that for "affordable" kathi??? Yes, kathi, please stop watching MessNBC and reading 'media matters' and 'think progress' and become an informed citizen and voter, rather than a liberal drone and talking points mouthpiece.
BernieO July 05, 2012 at 08:26 PM
The 3.8% tax is only on capital gains on the sale and only for high earners. If you are single, the first quarter million of profit is not taxed and half a million if you are married. I think that the number of people who will pay the tax is very, very small.
J. Lippi July 05, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Abra Kadabrah got it right in the beginning, the Dem's/Repub's are all spending our money and then scurrying like coc-a-roaches when their is not enough to pay the bills we have now. We do not need any more laws, and the more both sides disagree the more nothing gets done. and we as people are actually defending/supporting Mr.Obama or Mr. Romney, we deserve better.

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