As Senate Republicans release their draft Trumpcare bill—you know, the one that’s been the closest-guarded secret in Washington until now—a new poll confirms that the House bill it’s based on is wildly unpopular with the American public. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that just 16 percent of people think the House American Health Care Act is a good idea, while 48 percent think it’s a bad idea. The percent thinking it’s a bad idea held steady from May, while support dropped by seven points.
Opposition comes across the board:
Strikingly, even Republican respondents in the poll are lukewarm about the House bill, with only 34 percent viewing it positively (and 17 percent viewing it negatively).
By contrast, 73 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of independents view it negatively.
By another contrast, Obamacare garnered more support than opposition in its third straight NBC/WSJ poll of 2017, with 41 percent calling it a good idea and 38 percent a bad idea.