- Win McNamee
Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill, according to a poll released Thursday from Quinnipiac University.
The poll found that 56% of those surveyed were against the American Health Care Act – the GOP leadership’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Twenty-six percent said they were undecided.
The poll follows a slew of other polling that has shown a plurality of Americans to be against the AHCA, which has been referred to as “Trumpcare,” but the number was by far the worst of any recent survey.
A Quinnipiac press release said every age demographic, gender, and ethnicity opposed the bill.
“Disapproval of the Republican plan is 56 – 22 percent among men, 56 – 13 percent among women, 54 – 20 percent among white voters, 64 – 10 percent among non-white voters, 80 – 3 percent among Democrats, 58 – 14 percent among independent voters and by margins of 2-1 or more in every age group,” the Quinnipiac release said.
According to the poll, Americans are also not supportive of provisions of the AHCA such as defunding Planed Parenthood and changing federal funding for Medicaid.
Additionally, Americans think the healthcare moves are not reflecting well on President Donald Trump. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed disapproved of the president’s handling of healthcare, while 29% approved.
The House is expected to vote on the AHCA on Thursday, but whether it will pass remains unclear.
The poll was conducted March 16-21 and surveyed 1,056 voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.