Voters are losing faith in new Republican health care plan

Support among American voters for the Republican health care plan is falling as the measure comes up for a key vote in the House, a poll released Wednesday shows.

Thirty-seven percent disapprove of the American Health Care Act – a 2 percentage point increase from the last poll – and 40 percent approve of the bill – a 6 percentage point drop, the Morning Consult/Politico survey revealed.

Among Democrats, disapproval for the GOP-backed measure has risen to 57 percent from 53 percent and among Republicans it has crept up to 18 percent from 16 percent. The previous poll was taken between March 9-13.

Support is also falling among Republicans.

The survey says 62 percent of Republican voters approve of the plan, compared to 65 percent who said they approved of it in the earlier poll.

Twenty-seven percent of Democrat voters approve of the health care measure – a drop off of 3 percentage points, the poll shows.

Nearly four out of 10 voters – 39 percent – think the Republican plan would increase health care costs for their family.

The Congressional Budget Office on March 13 released an analysis of the Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, saying it would cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage by 2026.

The House votes on the measure on Thursday.

But amid last-minute lobbying by President Trump and Cabinet officials to support the plan, it faces an uncertain future.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative lawmakers, think they have enough votes to scuttle the bill.

The Morning Consult/Politico surveyed 1,927 registered voters online between March 16 -19. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

 

 

 

 

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