On a policy basis, Republicans and Democrats couldn’t be further apart when it comes to their thoughts on the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care. But what about politically? Both parties believe it was good for them. In a poll of National Journal Congressional Insiders, both Democrats and Republicans think that the decision to uphold President Obama’s signature legislation helped their party’s electoral prospects in the fall. Eighty-one percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans said that it was good for their party. …

“I only answered good because great wasn’t an option,” said a Republican. “We got a fired-up base and get to talk about Obamataxcare in terms of the economy and taxes.” …

“Ultimately, it will be good for many people in our country,” said one Democrat. “If Democrats figure out how to message consistently and clearly on how the law enables us to achieve better health care outcomes for less money or for the same amount of money, it will be a plus for our party, too.”