Thursday, December 25, 2014

What's the long-term political impact from the health-care ruling?

READER POLL

What's the long-term political impact from the health-care ruling?

Both parties will use it as fodder to fuel partisan conflict
 
  308 (53.2%)
Respect for the Supreme Court hangs in the balance
 
  113 (19.5%)
Gives President Obama an edge in the fall
 
  226 (39.0%)
Mitt Romney will still use it to his advantage
 
  187 (32.3%)
Total votes = 579
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Now, for the fallout from the health care decision
 
Will high court prove to have healing powers?


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