Poll: Majority of Americans wants to keep, fix ObamaCare
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A majority of Americans wants lawmakers to keep and fix ObamaCare rather than replace it with a Republican alternative, according to a new poll.

The ABC/Washington Post poll found that 61 percent of respondents want ObamaCare fixed instead of repealed and replaced.

Seventy-nine percent said President Trump should make ObamaCare work instead of letting it fail, as he has previously threatened.

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The poll, conducted among a random sample of 1,004 adults from April 17 to 20, showed a split along party lines. Eighty-eight percent of Democrats and 21 percent of Republicans said they wanted to fix ObamaCare.

However, majorities in both parties said healthcare should cover pre-existing conditions.

The poll comes as lawmakers return to Congress after a two-week recess and as talks resume on potentially reviving a House Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

House Republicans' American Health Care Act was pulled from the floor last month after it became evident it would not have enough votes to pass. GOP lawmakers have continued working on the bill in the meantime.

After the bills failure, Trump repeatedly said he would wait and let ObamaCare fail instead. 

The new poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.