Poll: Americans want Trump to first focus on healthcare

Poll: Americans want Trump to first focus on healthcare
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Americans say healthcare is the issue President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE should tackle first upon entering office, according to a poll released Thursday.

Twenty-one percent in the Reuters/Ipsos survey hope Trump makes the issue his top priority after his inauguration, followed by 16 percent who hope jobs would headline Trump’s agenda and 14 percent who want a focus on immigration.

Eleven percent, meanwhile, picked race relations as the primary challenge Trump should address during his first 100 days in office.


Pollsters also found Americans have largely accepted Trump’s victory over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE last week after one of the most caustic White House races in recent memory.

Eighty-five percent accept the presidential election’s results as legitimate, and 63 percent said they would support Trump after he succeeds President Obama in January.

Trump repeatedly vowed he would repeal and replace ObamaCare upon winning the presidency. On Sunday, however, the president-elect said he would support an “amended” version of Obama’s signature healthcare legislation. 

Obama said Monday the GOP might find undoing his crowning domestic legacy harder than expected.

“It’s one thing to characterize this thing as not working when it’s just an abstraction, now suddenly you’re in charge and you’re going to repeal it,” he said during a press conference.

“OK, well what happens to those 20 million people who have health insurance? Are you going to just kick them off and suddenly they don’t have health insurance?”

Reuters/Ipsos conducted its latest survey of 1,782 U.S. adults via online interviews Nov. 9–14. It has a 3 percentage point margin of error.