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Poll: Americans favor ObamaCare to Graham-Cassidy

Poll: Americans favor ObamaCare to Graham-Cassidy
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Americans favor ObamaCare to the Graham-Cassidy health-care legislation by more than 20 points, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Fifty-six percent of Americans surveyed said they preferred the current health-care law to the latest repeal-and-replace legislation put forth by Senate Republicans, while only 33 percent of those polled said they supported the new legislation. 

The latest poll shows that public sentiment has not necessarily changed since Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare in July. 

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Fifty percent of Americans polled preferred ObamaCare, while just 24 percent of those polled approved of the "skinny" bill repeal efforts in July.

The Graham-Cassidy legislation would repeal parts of ObamaCare, including an expansion of Medicaid that comes with new federal funding. It would then send block grants to states, which state governments could use to deliver health-care services.

The poll comes after the Graham-Cassidy bill suffered a critical blow on Friday when Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Democrats put Dreamers and their party in danger by playing hardball Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better MORE (R-Ariz.) announced he would not vote for the legislation, opting instead to hope for a bipartisan solution. 

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," McCain said in a statement. 

McCain's defection and Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulDem wins Kentucky state House seat in district Trump won by 49 points GOP's tax reform bait-and-switch will widen inequality Pentagon budget euphoria could be short-lived MORE's (R-Ky.) earlier declaration that he would vote "no" forces Senate Republican leadership to attempt to win over every other Republican in the conference. 

McCain was one of three GOP senators to kill the GOP efforts in the Senate to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill in July. The other two Republicans to vote "no" on that legislation, Alaska's Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThe siren of Baton Rouge Interior plan to use drilling funds for new projects met with skepticism The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework MORE and Maine's Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand FCC to officially rescind net neutrality rules on Thursday MORE, have not said how they intend to vote on the Graham-Cassidy measure. 

The ABC News/Washington Poll was conducted Sept. 18-21 among 1,002 adults. The survey has a sampling error of 3.5 percentage points.