McConnell Stalls Republican Obamacare Fix, Bewilders Trump

McConnell Stalls Republican Obamacare Fix, Bewilders Trump

McConnell Stalls Republican Obamacare Fix, Bewilders Trump

"Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!" he tweeted. About half of Republicans and supporters of President Trump say the Trump administration should do what they can to make the law work (52 percent and 51 percent, respectively) while about four in ten say they should do what they can to make the law fail (40 percent and 39 percent, respectively). He understands how important health care, how important taxes are to the people in this country. Three in 10 (31%) support President Trump using whatever tactics are necessary to encourage Democrats to start negotiating.

In the wake of Trump's comments on Thursday, several Republicans said his words could instead backfire, making it more hard to get his agenda passed on Capitol Hill, where McConnell is a key figure and still popular among fellow GOP senators.

Notably, a large majority believe that Trump and the GOP are responsible for any problems with Obamacare going forward.

Opposition to former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaBiden endorses Dem in Alabama Senate primary Rice: US has failed in denuclearization of North Korea Trump threatens McConnell MORE's signature healthcare law is dropping as well. However, most Republicans (61%) and Trump supporters (63%) see continuing plans to repeal and replace the ACA as more important than helping the marketplaces work better (38% and 33%, respectively). Favorable views have increased 9 percentage points since the 2016 presidential election, with the trend occurring among Democrats, independents, and Republicans.

And around two-thirds from those groups want Trump to stop enforcing the tax penalty Obama's law levies on people who don't buy coverage. Most prefer that they instead move to shore up the law's marketplaces, which are seeing rising premiums and in some areas few insurers willing to sell policies. The show of support came from moderates and conservatives. "I think Donald Trump spoke to the American people during the campaign and that's why he's in office, because they're sick and exhausted of this kind of stuff happening in Washington, D.C., people saying, 'we can't do it, ' well why can't you do it?" The survey was conducted August 1-6, 2017, among a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of 1,211 adults ages 18 and older, living in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii (note: persons without a telephone could not be included in the random selection process). For results based on subgroups, the margin of sampling error may be higher.

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