Just 17 percent of voters back ObamaCare repeal plan
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 26, 2017,
Mar 26, 2017, 4:48
"Replacing Obamacare will come with a price for elected representatives who vote to scrap it, say many Americans, who clearly feel their health is in peril under the Republican alternative", CNN quoted Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll, as saying. There were multiple districts, with their own margin of error, but the polling organization didn't report those in the release. SurveyMonkey and YouGov polls show comparable splits. Even in early November 1993, a Wirthlin Group survey found that those strongly opposed (27 percent) [to Hillarycare] outnumbered those who were strongly in favor (21 percent).
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There are no good numbers for Republicans on their health care bill. A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted over the weekend shows that the approval rating for the ACHA has dipped to 41 percent, down from 46 percent at lat check.
Eighty-five percent of voters said it's "very important" that insurance be affordable to all Americans.
In addition, 61 percent of voters found that fewer Americans would be covered under the Republican plan than are under Obamacare, the poll revealed, while 8 percent say more Americans would be covered and 18 percent say the number would be about the same. While an overwhelming majority support his Mexican wall proposal (74 percent to 24 percent), 50 percent of Republicans - and 74 percent of total voters - don't want Trump to lower taxes on the wealthy (43 percent and 22 percent support him doing so, respectively).
It's important to note that there may be changes in the bill since the poll was taken, and voters are not likely aware of numerous plan's details.
The poll included 1,001 likely voters in 2018 across 20 battleground congressional districts, 11 carried by Clinton, and nine carried by Trump. Live interviewers called landlines and cell phones.