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Poll: Opposition to GOP Health Bill Rising

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 08:37 AM

Disapproval of the Republican healthcare bill is on the rise, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.

Almost half of voters in the poll disapprove of the healthcare bill the House passed in May.

The results:

  • Approve: 35 percent.
  • Disapprove: 49 percent.
  • Don't know/no opinion: 16 percent.

Popularity of the bill has declined since it was passed in May. At that time, 38 percent approved of the bill, while 44 percent disapproved, and more  Republicans are not pleased with the bill, according to the poll.

  • Republicans who disapprove in current poll: 30 percent.
  • Republicans who disapproved in May: 15 percent.

The GOP in the Senate has worked on the bill behind closed doors, while Democrats have objected.

"When Senate Republicans finally release their new version of the American Health Care Act to the public, they will have to contend with growing opposition," said Kyle Dropp, cofounder of Morning Consult.

"Approval of the legislation has dropped steadily since its initial introduction, including among GOP voters and independent."

Overall, voters believe the bill will not improve the U.S. healthcare system.

  • Will make it better: 27 percent.
  • Will make it worse: 41 percent.
  • Will make costs decrease: 17 percent.
  • Will make costs rise: 46 percent.

Almost two-thirds of voters — 65 percent — want Republicans to work with Democrats on the bill, while 18 percent want the Republicans only to work with each other.

Among Republican voters in the poll, a majority — 54 percent — want the party to work with Democrats.

The poll was conducted from June 15 to June 19 among 2,051 registered voters.

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