Poll: Voters prefer ObamaCare to GOP plan

Poll: Voters prefer ObamaCare to GOP plan
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Voters prefer ObamaCare over the House GOP's repeal plan, a new poll showed Wednesday.

Given a choice between the two, 49 percent said they prefer the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found. 

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), the GOP's plan, gets 29 percent support, with 22 percent saying they are unsure.

Respondents opposed repealing ObamaCare, the poll found, with 63 percent saying Congress should keep at least some of it and 32 percent calling for a full repeal.

Overall, 47 percent said they support ObamaCare, while 39 percent oppose it.


The GOP's plan got 34 percent support and 49 percent opposition.

“There’s virtually no support for the Republican healthcare plan,” Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, said Wednesday.

“Voters have been getting warmer and warmer toward the Affordable Care Act and would much rather keep it than switch to the new proposal on the table.”

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHow does the 25th Amendment work? Sinema, Fitzpatrick call for long-term extension of Violence Against Women Act GOP super PAC drops .5 million on Nevada ad campaign MORE (R-Wis.) said Wednesday the House GOP leadership’s ObamaCare repeal plan was written with President Trump.

Conservatives have voiced skepticism about the plan’s details, with some calling its refundable tax credits for people buying health insurance a “new entitlement.”

Ryan guaranteed last week the divisive legislation would win a majority vote when it hits the House floor within the coming weeks.

GOP leaders cannot afford more than 21 defections in the House and two in the Senate, assuming all Democrats vote against the bill.

Thirteen House Republicans have said they oppose the measure, according to The Hill’s Whip List, as has Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulConservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill Some employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report MORE (R-Ky.) in the upper chamber.

PPP conducted its latest survey of 808 registered voters via landline telephone and online surveys from March 10-12. It has a 3.4 percent margin of error.