Support for the health care reform law increased after Thursday's ruling in which the Supreme Court upheld the law, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.
The number of registered voters who support the law rose from 43 percent before the decision to 48 percent afterward. Opposition went down to 52 percent from 57 percent.
Perhaps most important for Democrats, the survey showed support among independents jumping 11 percentage points, from 27 percent just before the ruling to 38 percent afterward. Among Republicans, opposition to the law dropped from 86 percent to 81 percent, thought the partisan divide over the law is still stark.
The poll also showed evidence that the decision had re-energized opposition to the law. Fifty-three percent of voters said they would be more likely to vote for their member of Congress if repealing the law was part of their platform.
The poll is based on online interviews with 991 Americans between June 28-30. It has a "credibility interval" of +/- 3.6 percent.