The latest public opinion nonsense

I know, I study public opinion, I get why we do stuff like this, but still (via Gallup):

U.S. Public Reaction to Supreme Court Healthcare Decision, June 2012

What percentage of those who 92% who offered an opinion do you think actually have any conception whatsoever of the Interstate Commerce Clause, Congress’ power to tax, Wickard, Raich, etc.? Or heck, lower bar– just read a few articles in the NYT, or listened to something on NPR that addressed the Constitutional issues.  Barring that, is one really in a position to judge this decision?

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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