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The Supreme Court Rules, Everybody Wins, Insiders Say

July 13, 2012

It seems like forever ago but that Supreme Court ruling on the health care law? You know, that one, which upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate and had Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi saying that the late Sen. Ted Kennedy "can rest" now? Yes, well, according to a new National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll, Pelosi and the Democrats are not alone in liking the ruling. 

Both Democrats and Republicans think that the decision to uphold President Obama's signature legislation helped their party's electoral prospects in the fall. Eighty-one percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans said that it was good for their party.

So why do Republicans feel how they do and Democrats as they do?

"Basically, Obama has a noose around his neck with a very unpopular law, and the Supreme Court said, 'Yeah, it's tied right,'" one Republican told NJ about the ruling.

Democrats think the law could actually turn into good policy. "Ultimately, it will be good for many people in our country," one Democrat said.

What's your take? Which party has the upper hand in this debate? Tell us in the comments. 

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