Quinnipiac University poll: the public is solidly opposed to Zombie ‘Trumpcare’


A new Quinnipiac University poll released May 25 finds that:

American voters disapprove of the [Zombie “Trumpcare” (AHCA) bill] 57 – 20 percent, compared to a 56 – 21 percent disapproval in a May 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University, shortly after the revised plan passed the House of Representatives. Republicans in the House cancelled a vote on the first attempt to “repeal and replace” Obamacare on March 23, the day a Quinnipiac University poll showed voters opposed the idea 56 – 17 percent.

Among independent voters, a key bloc, only 17 percent are more likely to support an elected official who backs the health care plan, while 41 percent are less likely. Republicans are the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group to support the health care plan, by a lackluster 42 – 24 percent, and the only group where more voters say they would support a candidate for reelection who backs the latest health care plan.

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This is GOP tribalism reinforced by Epistemic closure and the ‘conservative misinformation feedback loop’ media bubble.

“Advisory to Republicans who support the replacement for Obamacare: Backing this bill could be very hazardous to your political health,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Only 20 percent of American voters say they are more likely to vote for a Senator or member of Congress who supports the revised Republican health care plan, while 44 percent say they are less likely and 31 percent say this issue won’t affect their vote, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

“What was heralded as a cure for a failing plan could have toxic side effects.”

Under the Republican health care plan, their health insurance costs will go up, 44 percent of American voters say, while 12 percent say they will go down and 33 percent say they will stay the same.

Fewer Americans will be covered under the GOP plan, 57 percent of voters say, while 11 percent say more will be covered and 21 percent say it will be about the same.

Voters disapprove 62 – 32 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling health care and say 50 – 45 percent that he should not support efforts to repeal Obamacare.