Voters split on support for ObamaCare: poll

Voters split on support for ObamaCare: poll
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Voters are now split evenly on their support for ObamaCare, according to a new survey.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released early Wednesday finds that 45 percent of registered voters approve of former President Obama's signature healthcare legislation while 45 percent disapprove.

The new poll shows an increase in support for the law.

According to a survey in early January, before President Trump took office, 41 percent of voters approved of ObamaCare and 52 percent disapproved.


The new poll also finds that only 12 percent of respondents want the Trump administration to keep the law in place as is and 24 percent want it repealed entirely. But another 27 percent want the administration to repeal parts of the law and 26 percent want to expand the existing law.

Voters are also split on their views of Trump and his presidency thus far. Forty-eight percent of voters approve of the president and 45 percent disapprove.

The poll was conducted from Feb. 16 to 19 among 2,013 registered voters. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

Trump vowed during his presidential campaign and since assuming office to repeal and replace ObamaCare. He often rails against the former president's signature healthcare legislation.

Last weekend, Trump said a plan to replace ObamaCare would come "in a couple of weeks."

"Just so you understand, our plan will be much better healthcare at a much lower cost," he said during a rally in Florida. "OK? Nothing to complain about."