Poll Results: Readers, Judge Simpson Not on Same Page
Poll results showed that 69 percent (with 380 votes cast) of readers believed that the Voter ID law would be struck down (or, rather, that the injunction would go through delaying the law’s implementation), whereas 31 percent (with 171 votes) believed the law would be upheld and the injunction denied.
However, as with a recent poll on the Affordable Care Act conducted in June, the minority vote prevailed yet again. A plurality of voters believed the individual mandate would be struck down, with a smaller portion saying the whole law would go. Only the smallest minority believed it would be upheld entirely – and they were right.
The ruling justice, Judge Robert Simpson, is known widely for his fairness and inability to be swayed by the political climate. He was appointed as a Democrat in 1989 by Gov Bob Casey Sr,, but switched over to the Republican Party.
An appeal is expected to be filed tomorrow on Judge Simpson’s ruling.