President Trump more popular than Congress

  • President Trump more popular than Congress

President Trump more popular than Congress

Only 34 percent of Americans agree with him, while 62 percent favor moving on, including 47 percent of Republicans, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Friday.

The approval rating for Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress dropped sharply from about 39 percent in January to around 24 percent in August.

The former congressman, who recently announced his departure from the GOP, was referring to a new Washington Post survey that that 52 percent of Republicans said they would support a postponement of the next election if Trump proposed it.

All that many Republicans have to show for the politically tough vote is one word — "mean" — the adjective President Donald Trump used to describe legislation that would have made deep cuts in Medicaid, allowed states to opt out of coverage for essential benefits and knocked 23 million Americans off insurance. About 68 percent label the Republican dominated Congress a total failure following its inability to repeal and replace Obamacare. He understands how important health care, how important taxes are to the people in this country. Most Democrats (70%) and independents (59%) favor the bi-partisan approach, though almost half of Republicans (49%) and Trump supporters (46%) want Republicans to continue pursuing their own plan to repeal and replace the law.

Norris doesn't rule out voting next year for Young, who has drawn seven potential Democratic challengers, but cringed and said, "I just don't feel like he's independent enough". A majority (56%) say it's not likely that Republicans will be successful in passing their own health care bill, the first time that figure has topped 50% in CNN polling.

Only 14% of Americans now say it's very likely that Trump and the Republicans will be able to pass repeal and replace legislation, down from 18% in July before the failure of the most recent effort to repeal and replace the law. But when the question was posed as to whether they support "Obamacare" - the colloquial term for the Affordable Care Act - support for the law is higher.

A quarter of Americans, a plurality, (24%) say health care is the most important issue facing the country today.

Young's newly expressed less-partisan view is music to Republican Christi Taylor, 46, a physician from Waukee in Des Moines' burgeoning western suburbs, heavy with moderate Republicans and independents.

The poll was "based on telephone interviews conducted August 2-6, 2017, with a random sample of 1,017 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 USA states and the District of Columbia". The margin of sampling error for results among the full sample is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points, it is larger for subgroups.