Fox News Poll: Low marks for Trump on health care, taxes — higher on economy

Taxes and health care. Both are top priorities in Washington — and both are issues where voters give President Trump some of his worst job ratings. Even so, if Republicans fail to fulfill their promise of replacing ObamaCare, few would blame the president. That’s according to a Fox News poll […] Read more »

GOP original sins

Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have seemingly entered a final death spiral. The whole undertaking has been perhaps the most massive legislative embarrassment in history, inflicting untold damage on the Republican Party, President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul […] Read more »

Most Americans Oppose Medicaid Cuts; Nearly Half Worried about Losing Health Care

Americans largely reject proposals that would reduce federal funding for Medicaid, the program that covers health care for lower income people. … At a time of strong partisan divisions over health care, there is political consensus in support for protecting federal Medicaid funding. A majority of Republicans (55%), independents (69%), […] Read more »

Public Ranks Children’s Health Insurance, Marketplace Stabilization Higher Priorities than ACA Repeal

Among health priorities facing urgent deadlines in Washington in September, the public ranks repeal of the Affordable Care Act lower than reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and stabilizing individual health insurance marketplaces established by the ACA, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s new tracking poll finds. CONT. Kaiser […] Read more »

NBC/WSJ Poll: Public Likes Trump’s Bipartisan Move — But Little Else

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has inched up, and more than 70 percent of Americans support his recent deal with Democratic leaders to provide hurricane relief and keep the government open for 90 days, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. But the same poll finds that only […] Read more »