President Trump just received some devastating news that could completely destroy his chances of ever repealing ObamaCare. According to a new poll released on Friday, eight in ten Americans say the Trump administration should do what they can to make ObamaCare work not repeal the law altogether.
The poll’s findings suggest that 95 percent of Democrats, 80 percent of independents and even a majority of Republicans at 52 percent, agree that Trump should just try and fix ObamaCare, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation Poll. However, the poll also found that 17% think Trump should make the law fail so it can be replaced later. Trump has often toyed with the notion of stopping the payments, which would effectively sabotage Obamacare.
Moreover, the poll also found that 57 percent of Americans say Republicans in Congress should work with Democrats to make improvements to ObamaCare. Republican Senator John McCain suggested the same to his fellow Republicans when the bill failed the first time in the Senate.
Furthermore, according to the poll, a mere 21 percent of Republicans want to continue working on a repeal-and-replace plan and 21 percent want to move on to other priorities, such as tax reform. In September, the Senate Health Committee is to hold hearings on a bipartisan health bill that would fix the bill instead of kicking millions of Americans off health insurance.
The poll comes on the heels of the Senate GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bill. What’s more, 60% of those surveyed say that Trump and Republicans in Congress are responsible for any problems with ObamaCare going forward. The ball is in their court. Nonetheless, the poll also found that the majority of the public continues to view ObamaCare favorably. In fact, over half say they have a favorable view of ObamaCare while 39 percent say they don’t. That’s an increase of 9 percent favorable since the 2016 presidential election. Will Trump listen to the people?