(not) BREAKING: People don't seem to care for Trumpcare very much.
Via Quinnipiac a few hours ago:
March 23, 2017 - U.S. Voters Oppose GOP Health Plan 3-1, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Big Opposition To Cuts To Medicaid, Planned Parenthood
American voters disapprove 56 - 17 percent, with 26 percent undecided, of the Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Support among Republicans is a lackluster 41 - 24 percent.
If their U.S. Senator or member of Congress votes to replace Obamacare with the Republican health care plan, 46 percent of voters say they will be less likely to vote for that person, while 19 percent say they will be more likely and 29 percent say this vote won't matter, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.
(Granted, most of the 46% who say they're less likely to vote for them are most likely Democrats anyway, but still).
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.
...When it is explained that federal funding for Planned Parenthood is used only for non- abortion health issues, American voters oppose cutting federal funding to Planned Parenthood 80 - 14 percent, including 60 - 32 percent among Republicans. In a simple question, without the explanation, voters oppose cutting Planned Parenthood funding 61 - 33 percent.
Voters also oppose 74 - 22 percent, including 54 - 39 percent among Republicans, cutting federal funding for Medicaid.
This one actually surprised me. I guess the WWC crowd is suddenly realizing that a whole lot of them are on Medicaid after all.
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 percent of voters say. Another 50 percent say repeal parts of the ACA and 27 percent say don't repeal any of the ACA.
Not only is "FULL REPEAL!" down to 20%, the 50% who say "repeal PARTS of it" is pretty vague, because once again, there's no way of knowing which "parts" people want repealed:
38. Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the healthcare law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act?
I presume that the vast majority of those 50% want to repeal the individual mandate (not understanding the significance it plays in keeping premiums from completely spinning out of control). The only other "parts" I'd guess people really want to repeal would be mandatory contraception coverage (for the Christian conservative crowd) and the "why should men have to pay for mammograms/maternity care" crowd.
Still, this is pretty brutal regardless of the caveats: Only 6% stronly approve, only 17% approve at all...and fully 2 1/2 times as many people strongly disapprove of it than approve at all. 3.2x as many disapprove overall. Total approval isn't more than a plurality even among Republicans: