Thursday, June 29, 2017
Only 12%-17% Of Public Approves Senate "Health" Plan
The Senate Republicans crafted a health plan (actually more of a tax cuts for the rich plan) behind closed doors. But once their "secret" plan was revealed (and appraised by the CBO), it turned out that the plan couldn't even get enough GOP votes to pass. The Republicans have now gone back behind closed doors to tweak their plan, in hopes of getting enough of their party to agree to pass it.
They would be better off if they just tossed their plan out the window. It is extremely unpopular with the general public. Three new polls have been released on the plan, and it turns out that only a tiny percentage of the public approves of the GOP's plan. The three plans have approval at 12%, 16%, and 17% -- with disapproval at 45%, 58%, and 55%.
The Quinnipiac University Poll was done between June 22nd and 27th of a random national sample of 1,212 voters, with a 3.4 point margin of error.
The NPR / PBS NewsHour / Marist Poll was done between June 21st and 25th of a random national sample of 1,205 adults, with a 2.8 point margin of error.
The USA Today / Suffolk University Poll was done between June 24th and 27th of a random national sample of 1,000 registered voters, with a 3 point margin of error.
All three polls showed a majority of Americans don't want Obamacare repealed. They want it fixed. If the GOP continues to ignore the feelings of the public, they will be spanked at the polls in 2018.