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In 2010, conservative outrage at what they viewed as major overreach by the federal government into their health care fueled the Republican takeover of the House.

As for the problems with the Affordable Care Act, the news for Republicans in the survey isn't good.

Of course, pollsters are quick to caution that the generic ballot could change before the election, that gerrymandering makes Democrats' obstacles steep, and that President Donald Trump might pull his approval numbers out of their current tailspin. About a fifth of respondents (21 percent) say Republicans should continue their work on a bill, while a similarly sized portion (21 percent) said they are ready to move on from healthcare. Three in 10 (31%) support President Trump using whatever tactics are necessary to encourage Democrats to start negotiating.

The poll, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that moving forward, 60 percent of the public believes that "Trump and Republicans in Congress are responsible for any problems with the ACA". For a White House that often seems more concerned with cementing support from Trump's loyalists than embracing the political center, that might help explain Trump's persistence on the issue.

The level of rebellion that Trump faces if continues to sabotage Obamacare can be seen in a new poll that reveals 78% of Americans want Trump to make the Affordable Care Act work.

Overall, 52 percent of respondents now approve of ObamaCare - a 9 point jump since Trump's election - while 39 percent disapprove. Sixty-nine percent of Americans agreed with this plan, compared to just 29 percent who wanted more efforts to repeal the law.

And by almost 2-to-1, most say it's good that the Senate rejected the GOP repeal-and-replace bill last month. While two-thirds of Republicans and Trump supporters report feeling "disappointed", smaller shares (30% and 37%, respectively) report feeling "angry".

In fact, says the report, the majority of Americans think that health insurance companies charging higher premiums in certain marketplaces will have a negative impact on them and their family, while fewer (31 percent) say it will have no impact.

The poll of 1,211 adults was conducted August 1- 6.The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. Computer-assisted telephone interviews conducted by landline (428) and cell phone (783, including 487 who had no landline telephone) were carried out in English and Spanish by SSRS of Media, Pennsylvania.

The margin of sampling error including the design effect for the full sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


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