Poll Results: ‘We Don’t Listen to Each Other Anymore’

Pollsters Fred Yang and Bill McInturff join MTP Daily to break down the latest NBC/WSJ poll.

Meet the Press, NBC News

NBC/WSJ Poll: It’s Trump’s Base Against Everyone Else

President Trump job-approval rating in the latest NBC/WSJ poll stands at 40% — essentially unchanged from where it was a month ago at 39%. And there’s a fascinating dynamic inside that approval rating: It’s Trump’s base vs. everyone else. Republicans support Trump by an 82%-13% clip, while Democrats disapprove of him by 90%-6%, and independents break against him by a 63%-35% margin. CONT.

Chuck Todd, Mark Murray & Carrie Dann, NBC News

Cost of Healthcare Is Americans’ Top Financial Concern

As the U.S. Senate begins considering legislation that could significantly change the nation’s healthcare system, the cost of healthcare leads the list of what Americans consider the most important financial problem facing their family. CONT.

Andrew Dugan, Gallup

Three pieces of advice for taking on the GOP health care bill

New Democracy Corps surveys on behalf of Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund show a country deeply opposed to the health care plan passed by the House and now mirrored in the version under discussion in the US Senate. Opposition to the GOP health care bill outpaces support two-to-one with registered and likely 2018 voters and independents nationally, with almost half of the country opposing it “strongly.” But with the right information and lines of attack, Democrats can broaden and deepen opposition to the GOP replacement plan bill even further.

What do voters dislike about the proposed replacement and what lines of attack have the greatest potential impact? For that, we tested the reactions of a 4,000 registered voter sample of African Americans, Hispanics, unmarried women, millennials and white working class women. These are voters who have disappointed Democrats to varying degrees in terms of turnout and vote, particularly in off-years but also in 2016 when some of them gave a plurality of their votes to Trump. Here are our three pieces of advice for building a backlash against the GOP health care bill. CONT.

New Democracy Corps & Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund

Favorability of the Affordable Care Act Tops 50%, While Across Many Measures, Majorities Oppose the Republican Plan to Replace It

As the Senate prepares to vote on the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and cap federal Medicaid funding, a new Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking Poll finds most Americans oppose the Republican plan and many of its key provisions. A majority of Republicans, however, continue to support the Republican plan, though by a significantly narrower margin than last month.

Most (55%) of the public holds an unfavorable view of the Republican plan, while 30 percent hold a favorable one. There is also a large intensity gap, with far more saying they have “very unfavorable” views (38%) than “very favorable” ones (11%). CONT.

Kaiser Family Foundation

More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump

By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans say they are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump when it comes to their differing accounts of events that led up to Comey’s firing, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. CONT.

Mark Murray, NBC News

Putin’s Already Negative US Image Worsens

As investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election continue, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s image in the U.S. has worsened. Thirteen percent of U.S. adults now have a favorable opinion of Putin, down from 22% in February. CONT.

Art Swift, Gallup

Trump’s victory changed the way Americans see reality

Democrats and Republicans have never been further apart in their expectations for the economy than they are right now.

The Trump presidency appears to have sparked an unprecedented political polarization in consumer confidence, which is often viewed as a leading indicator for the economy’s performance. CONT.

Ana Swanson, Washington Post

Another day, another poll showing how deeply unpopular the GOP health-care bill is

The day that Republican members of the House were first supposed to vote on the American Health Care Act, the legislation that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) by cutting taxes on wealthy Americans and reducing spending on Medicaid, Quinnipiac University dropped a big, juicy fly in the ointment.

Only 17 percent of the country approved of the bill, a poll from the university showed — including less than half of Republicans.

Over time, those numbers haven’t really improved. CONT.

Philip Bump, Washington Post

Recent polls: Health care reform

No State Shows Majority Support for Deporting Immigrants Living in U.S. Illegally

No state in the country shows majority support for deporting immigrants living in the country illegally, according to an extensive 50-state survey released today—revealing that the heated rhetoric surrounding illegal immigration during the 2016 presidential election had little effect on overall attitudes.

A majority of residents in every state—including states that strongly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election—favor allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements. CONT.