Rasmussen polling shows a clear rejection by North Carolinians of the notion that the federal government, via Obamacare, have the authority to force every American buy government-approved health insurance of face a government penalty.

Just 22% of Tar Heel voters think the federal government has the constitutional authority to force everyone in the country to buy or obtain health insurance, a central element of the president’s national health care plan. Forty-three percent (43%) at least somewhat favor a law that includes such a mandate, while 53% are at least somewhat opposed. This includes 19% who Strongly Favor the law and 38% who Strongly Oppose it.

Obama earns 75% support from those who Strongly Favor such a law. Ninety percent (90%) of those who Strongly Oppose it prefer Romney.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of all North Carolina voters would like to see the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the national health care law, while 35% would rather see the high court uphold the legality of the measure. Forty-eight percent (48%) believe the court will overturn the law, but 32% think it will be upheld. Those numbers are similar to the national average.