Poll: Candidates' positions on ACA lawsuit could sway voters

Most voters said lawmakers' opinions on a lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the ACA would affect their votes, according to a July 5-6 Hill-HarrisX poll featured by The Hill.

Three quick takeaways from the poll:

  • More voters (47 percent) said supporting the lawsuit would negatively affect their view of a member of Congress than positively affect it (28 percent).
  • Twenty-six percent of voters said it wouldn't affect their vote.
  • Most voters ages 65 and up and most African American voters said they would be less likely to vote for a lawmaker who supported the lawsuit.

The case in question, Texas v. United States, seeks to unwind the ACA based on the constitutionality of the individual mandate. The court is reviewing an appeal of U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling, which said the ACA is unconstitutional because the individual mandate is unconstitutional. The poll took place ahead of July 9 oral arguments in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


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