Half of American voters oppose allowing states the option to opt-out of requiring health insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, while just 38 percent support the proposal, a Politico/Morning Consult poll reveals.
"When it comes to House Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, there's one thing voters in both parties can agree on: They oppose weakening federal protections for those with pre-existing medical condition," Politico's Steven Shepard noted.
Here are other highlights from the poll:
- Forty-eight percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats oppose allowing states to opt-out.
- Forty-two percent of those surveyed say they approve of the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, compared to 37 percent who disapprove.
- Forty-two percent say they trust Democrats more to handle the issue of healthcare, while 37 percent trust Republicans more.
- Seventy percent of those polled say they consider North Korea a legitimate threat, while 19 percent do not.
- Fifty-one percent expressed confidence in President Donald Trump to handle the North Korean threat, while 16 percent said they did not have "much confidence" in him and another 24 percent said they had no confidence at all
- Forty-eight percent approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 45 percent oppose.
The poll was conducted April 27-30, surveying 1,998 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.
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