Voters nationwide are much less likely to support their congressman after discovering they planned to support the Republican plan to replace Obamacare, according to a new poll published Friday by Politico. And 29% said they vote won't matter.
Reflecting that intraparty schism, the Quinnipiac poll found that only 41 percent of the Republican voters who were surveyed supported the GOP bill, with 24 percent opposing it. A separate survey found that less than one-fourth of voters who supported Donald Trump expected the GOP bill would make things better for them.
However, the Quinnipiac poll found the exact opposite: 46% of voters said they'd be less likely to vote for a representative who supported the AHCA. However, in politics, perception is vitally important, and right now it seems the American people largely do not perceive the Republican's plan for health care very favorably. Some 19 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Republicans said the AHCA was better than Obamacare, while 73 percent of Democrats and 22 percent of Republicans said it was not an improvement.
Like the separate Quinnipiac University Poll released on Thursday, this new survey indicates a significant lack of public support for President Trump's legislative agenda outside of his own Republican base.
Another question, even vaguer than the prior questions, showed that 55 percent of voters want Congress to "repeal parts" of Obamacare.
However, the pollster did ask about funding for Planned Parenthood. "Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan?" - did not go into specifics of the plan.
13 percent increasing funding for health services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and say 58 - 39 percent that increased military spending is a "good idea", the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds. That 14 percent includes 27 percent of voters in families with household income below $30,000, 18 percent of working class families and 14 percent of middle class families.
A total of 65 percent of voters say alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a "very important" or "somewhat important" issue.
Most men, 56 per cent, disapprove of the plan as do most women, also 56 per cent.
The poll was conducted between March 16 to 21 by calling 1,056 people over cell phones and landline phones.