With Congress now taking steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act following a budget resolution vote in the Senate this week that is being used as the vehicle, a poll shows that only a sliver of the American electorate would support a complete axing of the health care law.
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 18 percent of of voters feel Congress should fully repeal Obamacare. 47 percent would like some parts of the ACA to be cut and 31 percent state they want the entire law to stay intact.
On whether President-elect Donald Trump should support efforts to repeal the law, the public was divided. 48 percent feel he should back Congressional efforts to ax Obamacare while 47 percent think he shouldn’t.
When drilling down on the results, it predictably fell along party lines. 86 percent of Republicans believe Trump should support the Obamacare repeal while 78% of Democrats want the incoming POTUS to oppose the efforts. 49 percent of independents don’t want Trump to back a repeal compared to 44 percent who do.
Trump has stated that he supports a full repeal and replace plan regarding Obamacare, with a replacement law being passed simultaneously with the repeal. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has expressed the same desire, reinforcing that aspiration in his CNN Town Hall last night.
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