Don’t know whether this is good news or bad news.
A majority of American voters think President Obama’s recent comments about the Supreme Court were an attempt to intimidate the justices as they decide the constitutionality of one his biggest accomplishments — the 2010 Affordable Care Act. In addition, the voters — unlike the president — want the high court to either overturn the new health care law completely or at least invalidate the individual mandate.
That’s according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.
A 56 percent majority of voters think the president was trying to intimidate the Supreme Court when he publicly commented on the health care case and referred to the justices as “an unelected group of people.” Forty percent disagree. Most Republicans (81 percent), a majority of independents (61 percent) and more than a quarter of Democrats (29 percent) believe Obama was trying to strong-arm the justices.
While the good news is a majority of Americans thought Obama was trying to strong arm the court, the bad is that it was only 56%, good grief.
Hopefully his intimidation attempt didn’t work, but it is good to know that the majority of Americans recognized the fact Obama was trying to strong arm the court.