Poll: Voters Have Given Up on Obamacare Repeal

Posted: Jul 25, 2017 2:20 PM

As Senate Republicans all but surrender to Democrats by potentially agreeing to a "skinny repeal" of Obamacare, rather than follow through with much promised full repeal, voters are also giving up on the idea. 

According to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, most voters now want Obamacare improved, rather than repealed. 

Polling from Fox News last week showed similar results. 

Fox News Poll taken Sunday through Tuesday finds support continues to fall for the GOP plans being offered to replace President Obama’s signature law.  Only 25 percent of voters favor the Senate’s latest health care bill (which was pulled late Monday).  That’s a bit less than the 27 percent who favored last month’s Senate draft, and falls considerably short of the 40 percent who supported the House bill in May.

Among Republicans, a narrow majority, 52 percent, favors the second Senate bill, down from 75 percent support for the House overhaul in May.

Voters have a different idea.  Six in 10 want to keep ObamaCare and make it better (60 percent).  Far fewer, 33 percent, prefer throwing it out and starting over.

The Senate will vote on a motion to proceed on debate for an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill Tuesday afternoon. 

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