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Majority of Americans support ObamaCare

Majority of Americans support ObamaCare

All parties combined, the majority of Americans (78 percent) want the Trump administration to help the law along.

Independents were frustrated with the two-term congressman's embrace of a partisan approach to repealing and replacing Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Trump has threatened to end funding to insurers to cover cost-sharing subsidies that cover the out-of-pocket health expenses for millions of low-income people buying coverage on the Obamacare exchanges.

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Similarly, six in 10 (60%) say that insurers' decisions not to sell insurance plans in certain marketplaces will affect everyone with insurance, and three-quarters (76%) say so about insurers charging higher premiums in certain marketplaces.

For the second time in as many days, the president scolded the Senate leader on Twitter Thursday for failing to produce either a full repeal - or replacement - of the former president's disastrous signature health care legislation.

The poll, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that moving forward, 60 percent of the public believes that "Trump and Republicans in Congress are responsible for any problems with the ACA". "Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!" the president tweeted early Thursday morning. Trump has said the public will blame Democrats for any problems. No matter how much Trump savages him personally, there's no way McConnell will walk away from the opportunities presented by having a Republican in the White House and GOP in control of the Senate.

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The affirmative vote looms large for 21 GOP lawmakers, including Young, who represent competitive congressional districts where Democrat Hillary Clinton won or came close in last year's presidential election. All of the measures failed to win the 50 votes needed in July. But Trump said they should ask the question again if the Senate leader doesn't deliver on the president's leading priorities.

That's what President Trump and his family are going through right now. About a fifth of respondents (21 percent) say Republicans should continue their work on a bill, while a similarly sized portion (21 percent) said they are ready to move on from healthcare. There has been a 9-percentage-point increase in people who hold a favorable view since November. Most of those who say it is a good thing say they do not want the law repealed at all (34% of the public overall), while fewer (23% of the public overall) say it is because they had concerns with the specific bill being debated.

The survey was conducted between August 1 and 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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