Majority of Americans support ObamaCare

Majority of Americans support ObamaCare

They cast him as a Republican intent on delivering for the party and the president on taxes and budget this fall.

Strikingly, while large majorities of Democrats and independents back efforts to sustain the statute, even Republicans and Trump supporters lean toward saying the administration should try making the law work, not take steps to hinder it. He understands how important health care, how important taxes are to the people in this country.

All parties combined, the majority of Americans (78 percent) want the Trump administration to help the law along. Almost two-thirds of the public oppose the presidents negotiating tactics, the survey said.

More Americans say it is more important for President Trump and Republicans to now make the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces work better (69%) than to continue plans to repeal and replace the law (29%).

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.

Most (60%) of the public say that President Trump and Republicans in Congress control the government and are responsible for any problems with the ACA going forward, twice the share (28%) who say President Obama and Democrats in Congress are responsible for such problems. If Trump continues to mess with Obamacare, as this poll illustrates, Republicans will pay a heavy price in 2018.

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Overall, 52 percent of respondents now approve of ObamaCare - a 9 point jump since Trump's election - while 39 percent disapprove.

When asked about the Senate's failure to pass a repeal-and-replace bill, most Americans (60%) say it is a "good thing", while about a third (35%) say it is a "bad thing".

In fact, says the report, the majority of Americans think that health insurance companies charging higher premiums in certain marketplaces will have a negative impact on them and their family, while fewer (31 percent) say it will have no impact.

"Americans are so sick of these career politicians and their line of work and that's why they elected Donald Trump", conservative author, commentator and former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey told Fox Business.

The survey was conducted between August 1 and 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. Both the random digit dial landline and cell phone samples were provided by Marketing Systems Group (MSG).

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