Key findings from the AP-NORC poll on President Donald Trump

While America First Policies, which its leaders said had raised some $25 million already, spent next to nothing on the health care debate, spokeswoman Katrina Pierson noted she did television interviews promoting the bill. Trump himself has seemed to flirt with this idea.

Trump faces a historically low approval rating for this point in his presidency , and some Democrats see an opportunity to gain congressional seats in 2018 amid backlash to the president.

Republicans are having problems governing because they are not united on basic principles. The math is the same.

Senator John McCain, who ran for president in 2008 and was defeated by Obama, said that if he were sitting in the White House now, he would try to ease intraparty tensions rather than stoking them.

"As of today, I do not have anything scheduled for next week", said McCarthy, but he said he would advise if anything changes for the future. "On a personal level, I think he's too involved with how he's portrayed in the media". On the economy, 44% say they believe the president is doing a good job, while 45% say they disagree.

"Either, as far as I'm concerned", Hatch told reporters.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus scolded conservative Republicans, explaining that Trump had felt "disappointed" with a "number of people he thought were loyal to him that weren't".

Other Americans, however, said they have been harmed by Obamacare, as it requires people to purchase insurance - which is often expensive, despite promises of cheap healthcare - or pay a fine.

The White House is not allowed to direct the outside groups on what to do; those groups typically use public statements by the president and others to determine how to use their resources.

"Opposition to government run health care has been a foundation of the Republican party for three or four generations now, so it is hard to see House Republicans walk away from efforts to protect the American people from this bad law", said Michael Steel, former spokesman for ex-House Speaker John Boehner.

This resulted in the bill eventually being pulled after President Donald Trump had given Republicans an ultimatum: vote on Friday, or we're moving on.

The last minute concessions Trump was willing to make in order to get more votes were becoming outrageous. "We just feel like he's been misled on Swampcare", referring to the health care legislation championed by Ryan.

"All last week he was calling them. In a way it means they've had influence", said Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections, a nonpartisan analysis group. "The president is committed to going down the path he is", Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "Are we actively planning an Immediate strategy?"

On Tuesday, House GOP leaders also projected more optimism that something could still be done to dismantle the Affordable Care Act even as the political dynamics remained unchanged.

"Moving to the left, and working with Democrats, comes at a price", he said, noting it could expose more Republicans to attacks from the right.

Ryan vowed members would continue working although he didn't offer any specific timeline.

- Most Americans - 62 percent - say the country is headed in the wrong direction, while just 37 percent say it's headed in the right direction.

"It's pretty obvious we were not able, in the House, to pass a replacement".

I knew Trump was the political equivalent of a used vehicle dealer when his campaign promises were simply to create things that were "wonderful" and "beautiful" without specifics. 73% of Republicans believe he can work with lawmakers, while 15% disagree.

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