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New Polls Have Bad News For Donald Trump And Republicans

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27: U.S. President Donald Trump attends an event in the East Room of the White House recognizing the first responders to the June 14 shooting involving Congressman Steve Scalise July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Scalise was among four people shot by James Hodgkinson during a congressional baseball team practice. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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:

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.)

Other findings:

  • 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:

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.

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  • Todd Beeton

    Todd Beeton is Senior Content Editor for The Social Edge. Before that, he served as Digital Director... keep reading