Friday, June 29th, 2012
A survey of 2,011 liberal and conservative blog readers taken in the 24 hours after the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Obamacare found that liberal blog reader support for the ruling was strong, while conservative blog readers were unhappy about the ruling. What’s surprising is that the average Internet reader (13,311 responses) was even MORE displeased by the ruling.
This data is in sharp contrast to polling done in the days before the ruling yesterday, in which a plurality of Americans hoped the Supreme Court would not overrule healthcare law. Is our data wonky or is there a serious undercurrent of dissent here?
The poll, taken after the SCOTUS decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, shows that liberal blog readers are over 2.5x more likely than conservative readers to support this ruling.
To round out today’s post, we’re including some background data gathered in recent weeks on people’s health and health care coverage.
Conservatives are 1.5x more likely than liberals to feel older than their current age.
Yet, liberal and conservative blog readers are equally likely to pay for health insurance through an employer or other organization, and 14% less likely than the internet average.
The Supreme Court results come from surveys conducted by Blogads in conjunction with Civic Science on 6/28 and 6/28; the general health questions were answered between March and June on political blogs including Political Wire, Wonkette, Drudge Retort, Right Wing News, Althouse, Outside the Beltway, News Hounds, Pandagon, Linkiest, Wizbang, Viral Footage, Informed Comment, The Agonist, Jack and Jill Politics, Yid With Lid, Burnt Orange Report, Chicago Boyz, NoisyRoom, The Steel Deal, MyDD and damnum absque injuria.