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Poll: Only 21 Percent of American Voters Approve of American Health Care Act

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Well, the good news for Republicans is that a new poll shows that more American voters approve of their Obamacare replacement plan compared to March.

The bad news — only 21% of the public give the thumbs up to the American Health Care Act, up four points from the putrid 17% approval that the plan got nearly two months ago.

According to a Quinnipiac poll released today, the legislation — which was narrowly passed by the House of Representatives last week — is seen negatively by 56% of respondents, with 22% saying they don’t know or have no opinion of the bill.

While only 16% of Republicans disapprove of the AHCA, a significant portion (36%) have no opinion, and less than a majority (48%) approve of it. Only 6% of Democrats and 18% of independents have a favorable opinion of the plan.

Meanwhile, a vast majority of voters dislike the way President Donald Trump — who pushed for the AHCA to get through the House — is handling health care. 66% disapprove of Trump’s method of dealing with health care compared to only 28% who approve. While a majority of Republicans (73%) give Trump good marks, a minuscule 2% of Democrats and 24% of independents approve of Trump’s handling of health care.

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