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Poll: Support for Senate healthcare plan barely double digits

Poll: Support for Senate healthcare plan barely double digits
© Greg Nash

A newly released USA Today/Suffolk University poll found that only 12 percent of Americans support the Senate Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said Congress should either work to fix problems with ObamaCare or leave it alone.

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The USA Today survey comes after a new NPR poll where just 17 percent of respondents said they supported the GOP legislation.

While Republican voters are not enamored of the Senate plan, there is still strong support in the party for doing away with ObamaCare.

The USA Today survey found eight out of 10 Republicans said they supported ObamaCare repeal, and a third said they would support a repeal plan even if a replacement plan was not ready. Only 2 percent of Democrats shared that sentiment.

Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two voters from their own caucus to pass a healthcare bill. Nine Republican senators have voiced their opposition to the legislation. As a result, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump at CPAC foments 2022 GOP primary wars Hawley gets boisterous ovation at CPAC for Electoral College objection   Why Congress must invoke the 14th Amendment now MORE (R-K.y.) postponed the vote on the bill until after the July 4 recess so leaders can make changes.

The USA Today/Suffolk University survey was taken by landline or cellphone among 1,000 registered voters. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.