Gallup is out with new numbers about President Obama's health care bill. According to the poll, 47 percent favor a repeal of the law, should a Republican president get elected and 44 percent oppose it. Not surprisingly, Republicans favor repeal by 87 percent and Democrats oppose it by 77 percent.
More importantly, 72 percent of Americans believe that the law's individual mandate to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional, including 56 percent of Democrats.
It's a bewildering conclusion. Democrats support Obamacare even though they think part of it is unconstitutional? Perhaps the wording of the first clause, "If a Republican is elected president this November" throws Democrats into defense mode.
More importantly, should the Supreme Court rule the mandate unconstitutional, the most toxic part of the legislation will be removed.
This morning's USA Today polling numbers show that only 38 percent of voters in swing states view the health care law as a "good thing" while 53 percent of voters think it is a "bad thing."
As Philip Klein has noted, that makes for some interesting presidential politics this fall.