Poll: Voters support Hobby Lobby decision by 10-point margin

Poll: Voters support Hobby Lobby decision by 10-point margin

A new Rasmussen poll finds that 49 percent of American voters support a religious exemption to the federal government’s contraception mandate, while 39 percent oppose such an exemption:

Half of voters agree with the U.S. Supreme Court that a business owner should be able to opt out of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate if it violates his or her religious beliefs. But most also say a company’s level of contraceptive coverage is not that important to their decision to work there.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think businesses should be required by law to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without co-payments or other charges to the patient. Slightly more (47%) say companies should not be required to meet this contraceptive mandate included in the new national health care law. Ten percent (10%) are not sure.

A recent Huffington Post/YouGov poll also found that a plurality of Americans supported Hobby Lobby, but poll results have varied wildly, likely because of differences in how the questions were phrased.

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Here are the questions Rasmussen posed to likely voters:

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