Oops! GOP Rep’s Twitter Poll About Obamacare Backfires


Yesterday was eventful for GOP representative Marsha Blackburn. First, she was seriously grilled by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and then she put out a Twitter poll that didn’t quite go how she wanted to.

See, Republicans have been talking and talking about “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act, but no one seems to have any idea what to replace it with. All they can seem to agree on is that they want to dismantle Obamacare, which provides millions of Americans with healthcare.

Blackburn seemed to be crowdsourcing ideas for what to replace the ACA with, but the poll question — “Do you support the repeal of Obamacare?” — was met with an 84% disapproval rate. That means only 16% of respondents support the repeal.

Responses to the tweet didn’t have a lot to suggest when it came to replacement options, either.

Twitter users have been worried about the ACA being repealed for a while, but fears seem to be reaching a fever pitch as more and more people realize that without a reasonable replacement plan, they could be left without care.

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