More than one-third of Americans oppose GOP healthcare bill

More than one-third of Americans oppose GOP healthcare bill
© Greg Nash

More than one-third of Americans oppose the new House Republican legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll released Monday.

Forty-four percent oppose the new legislation, while 31 percent favor the GOP plan. A quarter of those polled were unsure. 

The survey results come after the House last week narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, which aims to waive certain provisions of ObamaCare.


Support for the new bill is split along party lines, with 69 percent of Republicans supporting the plan and 70 percent of Democrats opposing it.

Eleven percent of Republicans oppose the legislation, with 20 percent saying they were not sure if they favored or opposed it. Among Democrats, 13 percent favor the bill and 17 percent were unsure.

The survey was conducted on May 6, polling 1,000 adults online. It has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.

While Republicans have touted the bill’s passage through the House as a win, Democrats have vowed to ramp up their efforts against vulnerable lawmakers in the 2018 midterms. 

The Senate is currently conducting a working review of the House bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell (R-Ky.) over the weekend said he does not expect help from Democrats as the upper chamber tries to pass its own version of the legislation. 

“We don’t anticipate any Democratic help at all, so it will be a simple majority vote situation,” McConnell reportedly said Saturday.