Support for Senate healthcare bill at 17 percent in NPR poll

Support for the Senate GOP’s healthcare legislation stands at just 17 percent in a new NPR poll.

Slightly more than half of all respondents, 55 percent, disapprove of the legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Pollsters also found that 46 percent of Americans want ObamaCare to be more far-reaching, while only 7 percent want it to do less.


The NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll, which surveyed 1,205 adults between June 21 and 25, has a margin error of 2.8 percentage points.

Senate GOP leadership on Tuesday decided to delay a vote to advance the legislation until after the July 4 recess.

As of Tuesday, nine GOP senators had announced their opposition to the bill. Republicans can only afford to lose two votes, assuming no Democrats support the bill and Vice President Pence casts a tie-breaking vote.

If Congress is unable to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the NPR poll notes just 6 percent of Republicans surveyed would blame President Trump. Half said they would blame congressional Democrats and 20 percent would blame GOP lawmakers.

A Congressional Budget Office score on Monday found the Senate bill would leave 22 million more people without insurance compared to present law over the next decade.