Gov. Mitt Romney, who already held a substantial lead over President Barack Obama among peHUB readers, picked up more supporters after the Supreme Court chose not to overturn the president’s healthcare law, according to our latest poll.
More than 80% of the 418 readers who participated in the poll said the court ruling didn’t change how they would vote. Forty-two percent said they supported Romney before and after the ruling, and 42% said they supported Obama before and after the ruling.
The Supreme Court on June 28 voted 5-4 in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which detractors have dubbed “Obamacare.”
Of the 66 people who said they had changed their minds because of the ruling, 43 (or 10%) said they now plan to vote for Romney, while 23 (or about 5%) said they now plan to vote for Obama.
A peHUB poll on May 21 found that a strong majority of readers favor Romney in the presidential election. Of the 590 people who participated in that poll, 308 (or 55.9%) said Romney should be in charge, while 243 (44.1%) said Obama deserves a second term.
Image credit: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during the Wolfeboro Fourth of July Parade in Wolfeboro, N.H., on July 4, 2012. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi, Reuters