Both sides of the health care law are gearing up demonstrations in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the Court begins an extraordinary three days of arguments on March 26.
The Obama administration had hoped the law would be a valuable plank in its re-election platform. Instead, a bare plurality considers the law a good thing (45%) and the administration is having to help facilitate and encourage health care interest groups and friendly partisans to join the demonstrations.
Both President Obama and the law’s opponents believe the case provides an opportunity to present the arguments yet again in an effort to move public opinion, which has been closely divided on the issue for more than a year.
However, given that partisans have a 73 percent difference in views on the decision to have the law repealed (Democrat 14% vs. Republican 87%), it’s unlikely that opinion will move much during this presidential election year.