Trump's approval takes hit after failed GOP healthcare plan

Trump's approval takes hit after failed GOP healthcare plan
© Greg Nash

President Trump’s approval rating is falling in the wake of the GOP's failed effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare, according to a new poll.

Trump's numbers have dropped 4 points in a Morning Consult/Politico survey out Wednesday.

Forty-six percent approve of Trump after the American Health Care Act’s (AHCA) demise, down from 50 percent in the same poll last week.


Fifty percent of respondents now disapprove of Trump, the first time more registered voters have disapproved of the president since Morning Consult/Politico began tracking his job performance in January. That's up 6 points from last week. 

GOP leaders pulled the AHCA last Friday amid intraparty feuding.

The legislation’s failure marked a major setback for Trump and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBiden's relationship with top House Republican is frosty The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only MORE (R-Wis.), who have vowed to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Trump voiced optimism late Tuesday that a deal on healthcare remains possible despite last week’s outcome.

“I know that we are going to make a deal on healthcare,” he said at a White House reception. "That’s such an easy one.”

“I have no doubt that’s going to happen very quickly,” Trump added. "We have all been promising it — Democrat, Republican — to the public.”

Morning Consult/Politico conducted its latest survey of 1,991 registered voters via interviews from March 24 to 25. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.