More registered voters support the Republican House-led health care plan than oppose it, according to a Morning Consult poll released Wednesday by Politico.
Forty-six percent of voters approve of the health care proposal as it’s currently written, compared to only 35 percent of voters who disapprove. Forty percent report they had strong feelings on the measure, 22 percent strongly disapproved, and 18 percent strongly approved of the bill.
“Given the wave of criticism from both parties following the rollout of the bill, this is a relatively strong starting point for GOP leaders and the White House,” said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer. “However, it will be important to track how public opinion stands up as more information is released in the coming weeks.”
Additionally, 34 percent of voters feel the bill would make the nation’s health care better, and 33 percent of voters reported they felt the measure would make the nation’s health care worse, if passed into law.
“There is a lot of room for movement in regards to voters’ opinions about the impact of the Republican plan. About a quarter of respondents are unsure whether to expect an increase in costs or change in quality of care,” said Dropp. “It is going to be important to track how those numbers move in subsequent news cycles and as Americans continue to increase their focus on this bill.”
The poll surveyed 1,983 registered voters, and ran from March 9 through March 13. The poll included a margin of error of 2 percentage points in either direction.
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