After the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare failed last week, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer his prescription for how Republicans should move forward on health care:
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
But a new poll released Monday indicates the American people are not on board with that strategy.
In the poll of 1,013 voters commissioned by Democratic SuperPAC Priorities USA, found that 56% of voters said “Trump’s plan to let Obamacare fail” makes them feel “less favorably toward Trump” while just 32% viewed him more favorably.
In addition, a full 75% of voters, including 64% of those who supported Donald Trump in 2016, “say that President Trump and Republicans in Congress have a responsibility to implement and improve the Affordable Care Act to help provide health care for the American People.”
This result is echoed in a CBS News/YouGov poll released on Sunday, which found that a majority of Americans polled would be glad if the Republican health care bills fail (the poll was taken before the vote late Thursday night.)
- 47% of Americans want Republicans to work with Democrats to improve Obamacare rather than try to repeal it outright; repeal is supported by just 21% of those surveyed.
- 62% of Americans polled disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling healthcare, while just 38% approve.
- By a 41% to 11% margin, Americans “oppose the healthcare plans being discussed by Republicans in Congress.”
And despite a new tweet from the President this morning touting progress made in his first 6 months:
Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
The American people are clearly not feeling it.
Sunday’s CBS News poll shows that 70 percent of Americans say their own financial opportunities have yet to improve with one half of Trump’s first year as president in the books. And nearly six out of 10 (57 percent) say Trump has yet to make good on his promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
The poll questions and full results of the poll, which was taken July 26-28, 2017, can be found here.