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New Poll: Affordable Care Act Remains Popular; Voters Blame Trump for Health Woes

By February 14, 2018No Comments

A new survey from Public Policy Polling confirms that the Affordable Care Act remains popular, and that Americans are placing blame on President Trump’s sabotage of the law for rising health care costs.

The key findings are:

  • The poll finds approval for the Affordable Care Act 12 points above water (47% approval to 35% disapproval), a dramatic reversal from trends before Trump took office.
  • Over half of voters know Republicans are sabotaging health care: 51% believe the Trump administration is actively taking steps that will raise people’s health care costs.

“Surveys like today’s continue to show that Americans are fed up with Republican repeal and sabotage effects. Enough is enough: it’s time for Congress to stop trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act and start working to bring down health care costs,” said Protect Our Care Campaign Director Brad Woodhouse.

“Health care is definitely the issue that’s most contributed to the advantage Democrats have in 2018,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Voters don’t like what Republicans want to do to their health care and that helps to both fire up the Democratic base and move swing voters to their side.”