First poll post-decision: 39% of Floridians support, 50% oppose Supreme Court decision on Obamacare

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Florida Democrats support the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act three-to-one. But Florida Republicans oppose almost six-to-one the ruling. When the two groups are proportionally blended, the state of Florida comes down this way: 39% support the ruling, 50% oppose, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WFLA-TV in Tampa.

  • 51% in Florida say they expect the cost of health care to go up as a result of the decision.
  • 47% in Florida say they expect the quality of their health care coverage to get worse as a result of the decision.
  • Moderates say the Supreme Court of the United States has integrity. Conservatives say the Supreme Court lacks integrity.

SurveyUSA interviewed 650 Florida adults on June 28. Of the adults, 539 were following news of the Supreme Court decision and were asked the substantive questions of the survey. 9% of the Floridians interviewed do not currently have health insurance coverage. Among the small number who do not currently have health insurance, there is three-to-one opposition to a court ruling that, in effect, requires them to purchase coverage.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.