Half of Americans are not convinced the Republican Party's plans to repeal and replace Obamacare would improve the healthcare situation in the U.S., according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday.
- 50 percent of voters have little or no confidence in the GOP's replacement plan would improve things, 18 percent have mixed confidence, 13 percent have some confidence, while 8 percent have a great deal of confidence.
- In February, a poll taken before the House GOP canceled the vote on their replacement plan, showed 34 percent had little or no confidence, 22 percent had mixed confidence, 17 percent showed some confidence, while 14 percent had a great deal of confidence.
- 51 percent of voters believe Obamacare needs a few fixes or is working fine, but 47 percent believe it needs major changes or to be scrapped altogether.
- 43 percent say the healthcare law just needs minor modifications, 29 percent believe the law needs major overhaul, 18 percent want to totally eliminate it, while only 8 percent think it's working well the way it is.
When asked whether Congress and President Donald Trump should continue to try to repeal and replace Obamacare:
- Yes: 40 percent.
- No: 37 percent.
- No opinion: 21 percent.
Breaking down the results by party affiliation, almost three-fourths of Republicans still believe the efforts to repeal and replace should continue.
- Republicans: 74 percent.
- Independents: 29 percent.
- Democrats: 13 percent.
The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted April 17-20 of 900 adults. The poll has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points.
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