Kansas Democrats support the 06/28/12 Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act by a margin of nearly 3:1, but Kansas Republicans oppose the ruling by more than 4:1. When the two groups are proportionally blended, the state of Kansas comes down this way: 38% support the ruling, 52% oppose, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KWCH-TV in Wichita.
- 55% in Kansas say they expect the cost of health care to go up as a result of the decision.
- 48% in Kansas say they expect the quality of their health care coverage to get worse as a result of the decision.
- Moderates say the Supreme Court of the United States has integrity. Conservatives say the Supreme Court lacks integrity.
SurveyUSA interviewed 650 Kansas adults on 06/28/12. Of the adults, 530 were following news of the Supreme Court decision and were asked the substantive questions of the survey. 10% of the Kansans interviewed do not currently have health insurance coverage. Among the small number who do not currently have health insurance, there is 4:3 opposition to a court ruling that, in effect, requires them to purchase coverage.