Poll: Voters want fights over health law to stop


NPR's survey mirrors another, from the Kaiser Family Foundation on July 2, that found a slight majority of independent voters also want Congress to move on.

Fifty-one percent told the group that health-law opponents should "stop their efforts to block their law and move on to other national problems" — a sign that the long string of GOP votes might have left some voters fatigued.

Overall, according to NPR, 48 percent of likely voters disapprove of the healthcare law while a similar segment — 47 percent — approve of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold it.

Most (58 percent) also said that the decision did not affect their opinion of healthcare reform, while one in five (21 percent) said it makes them more likely to support the law.

The survey was conducted by Democrat Stan Greenberg and Republican Whit Ayres shortly after the Supreme Court ruled and with an over-sampling in 12 battleground states.

Those states were Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.