Independents were frustrated with the two-term congressman's embrace of a partisan approach to repealing and replacing Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
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.
About 60 per cent of people said that Trump and congressional Republicans are responsible for any problems with the health law. That could be a bad sign for Republicans as they prepare to defend their House and Senate majorities in the 2018 elections.
Later in the day on Thursday, Trump told reporters that the failure to pass a health care bill was "a disgrace".
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"Frankly, it shouldn't have happened", Trump said, suggesting McConnell resign if he is unable to push health care legislation through and tackle taxes and infrastructure.
But in other instances, Republicans and Trump supporters part company with Democrats and independents and strongly back the president's views. 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. Most Republicans (58%) and Trump supporters (59%) support these hardball negotiating tactics. Analysts say that would roil insurance markets because fewer healthy people would buy policies, leaving them with greater proportions of expensive, seriously ill customers.
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. There has been a 9-percentage-point increase in people who hold a favourable view since November.
The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll was conducted August 1-6 and involved random calls to the cellphones and landlines of 1,211 adults.
Designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation, the poll was conducted from August 1 - 6 among a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of 1,211 adults.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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