“A majority of California voters support the national health care overhaul, with the proportion of voters strongly favoring the legislation growing over the previous year, according to a new Field Poll,” the Sacramento Bee is reporting this morning.
“The overall level of support for the law – 54 percent to 37 percent – is greater than in nationwide polls. The difference reflects an electorate that is heavily Democratic and in which more than one-third of voters are currently uninsured or say a family member has gone without insurance in the past two years. In 2011, the overall level of support was 52 percent to 39 percent.
“The poll, sponsored by the nonprofit California Wellness Foundation, follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June upholding the central parts of President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation.
“The Supreme Court ruling appears to have strengthened support for the law among voters who previously were more reserved in their assessment, poll director Mark DiCamillo said. The percentage of voters who strongly support the legislation increased by seven percentage points over 2011, to 38 percent.
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