Poll: Health reform largely a non-issue in eyes of voters

The new health reform law will have little influence over voters' choices when they hit the polls in November, according to new survey results released Thursday.

Forty-one percent of respondents said a lawmaker's vote on the reform law would "not make much difference" in choosing a candidate, according to the CBS News/New York Times survey. 

Furthermore, the percentage of voters (28 percent) saying they're "more likely" to choose a member who supported the reforms is precisely the same as those who said they'd be "less likely" to pick that candidate — a wash suggesting a certain futility in both party's efforts to use the law to their advantage in November's midterms.

Among other key findings: 

• Just 3 percent of respondents said healthcare is the most pressing problem facing the country.

• Of those who said they're "angry" with Washington, 7 percent indicated that healthcare reform is the leading cause — down from 14 percent in April, just after the law was enacted.

• 37 percent of voters said they approve of the new healthcare law, while 49 percent said they disapprove.

The survey was conducted between Sept. 10 and 14.