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Poll: Americans Want Lower Drug Costs Over Tax Reform, Healthcare

Poll: Americans Want Lower Drug Costs Over Tax Reform, Healthcare
(Peter Byrne/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:26 PM

More Americans would like to see Congress tackle lowering the cost of prescription drugs this fall than they would like to see reductions in the budget, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and tax reform accomplished, a new survey shows.

Key results from the Politico-Harvard poll:

  • 40 percent of those surveyed want to see Congress try to help lower the cost of prescription drugs this fall.
  • 33 percent want to see the minimum wage raised at the federal level.
  • 30 percent want to see the budget and overall spending reduced.
  • 26 percent want to see Obamacare repealed and replaced.
  • 24 percent want to see a spending increase to improve the nation's infrastructure.
  • 23 percent want to see Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election investigated.
  • 20 percent want federal taxes on individuals and businesses reduced.
  • 11 percent would like to see Congress focus on building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in the fall.

Regarding tax reform, the poll found 89 percent of Americans have heard little or nothing about President Donald Trump's tax reform plan.

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