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David G
06-30-2017, 08:33 AM
Low public support and dismal CBO scoring make it clear that their motives are not in the public interest.


And the bad polling news for Republicans keeps coming. A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/28/suffolk-poll-obamacare-trump-senate-health-care-plan/103249346/), which was conducted Saturday through Tuesday and released on Wednesday, found that only 12 percent of Americans support the Senate GOP health care plan.

And the survey results do not appear to be outliers. They largely reflect polling trends that also applied to the House bill.

In fact, the same day that Senate Republicans unveiled their own bill (last Thursday), NBC News and the Wall Street Journal published a survey (http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/nbc-news-wsj-poll-public-overwhelmingly-disapproves-house-health-care-n775491) showing that only 16 percent of Americans thought the House bill had been good down from 23 percent last month.

According to the NBC/WSJ poll, 41 percent of Americans think Obamacare is a good idea while only 38 percent said its a bad idea. It was the third consecutive poll NBC/WSJ poll to find that more Americans thought positively than negatively about Obamacare.

The USA Today/Suffolk University poll reported that 53 percent of Americans said that Congress should simply leave Obamacare alone or hammer out its problems while keeping the overall structure intact.
Miringoff of Marist said Americans have much more positive opinions toward Obamacare than toward the sort of changes proposed by Republicans to replace it. For instance, 46 percent of participants said they wanted to expand the scope of Obamacare, while only 7 percent said the opposite. Another 17 percent wanted the ACA to be left alone entirely.

Were talking 63 percent of the country on the opposite side of this question and the direction of where the Republican proposals are heading, Miringoff said.

S.V. Airlie
06-30-2017, 08:50 AM
So, we have a recess now, how many republicans in congress will be attending any Town Halls? I guess, about ten total.