Saturday, July 15, 2017

U.S. Public Gives A Resounding NO To Trumpcare

Senate Republicans are still wrestling with their version of Trumpcare, and it's unknown whether McConnell can get 50 votes to pass it. But the American people have delivered their verdict, and it's not good. Only 28% now say they support Trumpcare as a replacement for Obamacare, while a substantial majority of 61% say they oppose it.

Meanwhile, about 50% now say they support Obamacare (although a lot of them would like for it to be improved) and 44% oppose it. That means Obamacare has nearly twice as much support as Trumpcare does among the general population.

Why doesn't the public like Trumpcare? The bottom chart gives one reason. About 65% of Americans don't want large cuts in federal funding for Medicaid. They know this would mean millions of Americans would no longer have any health insurance coverage -- and they don't like that.

These charts were made from information in a new Kaiser Family Foundation Poll -- done between July 5th and 10th of a random national sample of 1,183 adults, with a 3 point margin of error.

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