Americans are happy Trumpcare didn't pass
A new Kaiser Health Tracking poll finds 64% of the public think it's a "good thing" that the Republican replacement for Obamacare didn't pass — but they blame nearly everyone involved.
Here are the key findings from the poll, broken down along party lines:
Data: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios
Here's why some view it as a "good thing":
- 31% said they don't want Obamacare repealed
- 29% supported the GOP's plan to repeal, but had issues with the AHCA replacement proposal
AHCA opponents spread the blame almost evenly:
- 24% say Congressional Democrats are to blame for the bill not passing
- 33% say Congressional Republicans are to blame
- 28% blame Trump
Why it matters: As Republicans fumble to propose a successful ACA replacement, this study suggests they'll have to work harder to convince the many Americans who are already unhappy with their efforts. Furthermore, the study revealed that Democrats and 51% of Republicans think Trump and his administration should work to make the current health law successful.