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Health Policy

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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. Nov. 13-15, 2017. N=1,019 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.
Trend includes NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll & McClatchy-Marist Poll.

             

"Which one of the following comes closest to your opinion about what Congress should do with the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare? Let it stand. Change it so it does more. Change it so it does less. Repeal it completely."

 
    Let it
stand
Change it so
it does more
Change it so
it does less
Repeal it
completely
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/13-15/17

19 41 7 28 5
 

9/25-27/17

18 42 6 28 5
 

6/21-25/17

17 46 7 25 5
 

3/22-27/17

18 46 7 26 3
 

2/15-19/17

21 39 7 29 4
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling health care?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/13-15/17

17 74 9    
 

9/25-27/17

11 78 10    
 

6/22-25/17

21 65 14    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. Nov. 8-13, 2017. N=1,201 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010, known commonly as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?" Options rotated.
5/17 - 7/17:
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If respondent asks if the health reform law refers to the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, please answer "yes."

1/4-14/11 - 4/17-23/17: "As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?"
2010:
"As you may know, a new health reform bill was signed into law earlier this year. Given what you know about the new health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/8-13/17

50 46 5    
 

10/5-10/17

51 40 9    
 

9/13-18/17

46 44 10    
 

8/1-6/17

52 39 9    
 

7/5-10/17

50 44 6    
 

6/14-19/17

51 41 8    
 

5/16-22/17

49 42 9    
 

4/17-23/17

48 41 12    
 

3/28 - 4/3/17

46 46 9    
 

3/6-12/17

49 44 6    
 

2/13-19/17

48 42 10    
 

12/13-19/16

43 46 11    
 

11/15-21/16

43 45 11    
 

10/12-18/16

45 45 10    
 

9/14-20/16

44 47 9    
 

8/18-24/16

40 42 17    
 

7/5-11/16

40 46 14    
 

6/15-21/16

42 44 14    
 

4/12-19/16

38 49 13    
 

3/7-14/16

41 47 13    
 

2/10-18/16

41 46 14    
 

1/13-19/16

41 44 16    
 

12/1-7/15

40 46 14    
 

11/10-17/15

38 45 17    
 

10/14-20/15

42 42 16    
 

9/17-23/15

41 45 14    
 

8/6-11/15

44 41 14    
 

6/25-29/15

43 40 17    
 

6/2-9/15

39 42 19    
 

4/8-14/15

43 42 14    
 

3/6-12/15

41 43 16    
 

1/15-21/15

40 46 15    
 

12/2-9/14

41 46 14    
 

11/5-13/14

37 46 18    
 

10/8-14/14

36 43 20    
 

8/25 - 9/2/14

35 47 19    
 

7/15-21/14

37 53 11    
 

6/12-18/14

39 45 16    
 

5/13-19/14

38 45 17    
 

4/15-21/14

38 46 16    
 

3/11-17/14

38 46 15    
 

2/11-17/14

35 47 18    
 

1/14-21/14

34 50 16    
 

12/10-15/13

34 48 18    
 

11/13-18/13

33 49 18    
 

10/17-23/13

38 44 18    
 

9/12-18/13

39 43 17    
 

8/13-19/13

37 42 20    
 

6/4-9/13

35 43 23    
 

4/15-20/13

35 40 24    
 

3/5-10/13

37 40 23    
 

2/14-19/13

36 42 23    
 

11/7-10/12

43 39 19    
 

10/18-23/12

38 43 19    
 

9/13-19/12

45 40 14    
 

8/7-12/12

38 43 19    
 

7/17-23/12

38 44 17    
 

6/28-30/12

41 41 18    
 

5/8-14/12

37 44 19    
 

4/4-10/12

42 43 15    
 

2/29 - 3/5/12

41 40 19    
 

2/13-19/12

42 43 15    
 

1/12-17/12

37 44 19    
 

12/8-13/11

41 43 17    
 

11/10-15/11

37 44 19    
 

10/13-18/11

34 51 15    
 

9/7-12/11

41 43 16    
 

8/10-15/11

39 44 17    
 

7/13-18/11

42 43 15    
 

6/9-14/11

42 46 12    
 

5/12-17/11

42 44 14    
 

4/7-12/11

41 41 18    
 

3/8-13/11

42 46 13    
 

2/8-13/11

43 48 8    
 

1/4-14/11

41 50 9    
 

12/1-6/10

42 41 18    
 
 

11/3-6/10

42 40 18    
 

Midterm voters

42 49 10    
 
 

10/5-10/10

42 44 15    
 

9/14-19/10

49 40 11    
 

8/16-22/10

43 45 12    
 

7/8-13/10

50 35 14    
 

6/17-22/10

48 41 10    
 

5/11-16/10

41 44 14    
             

"Now thinking specifically about Medicare, the government health insurance program for seniors and for younger adults with long-term disabilities: In general, do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Medicare?" Options rotated

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/8-13/17

80 15 5    
             

"As you may know, people typically become eligible for health insurance through MediCARE when they turn 65. Do you favor or oppose giving some people under the age of 65 the option to buy insurance through the Medicare program?" Options rotated. Form A, N=603.

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/8-13/17

72 24 5    
             

"As you may know, people typically become eligible for health insurance through MediCARE when they turn 65. Do you favor or oppose giving some people between the ages of 50 and 64 the option to buy insurance through the Medicare program?" Options rotated. Form B, N=598.

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/8-13/17

77 19 4    

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 2-8, 2017. N=1,028 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?"

 
    Is gov't
responsibility
Is not gov't
responsibility
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/2-8/17

56 42 2    
 

11/9-13/16

52 45 3    
 

11/4-8/15

51 47 2    
 

11/6-9/14

45 52 3    
 

11/7-10/13

42 56 2    
 

11/15-18/12

44 54 2    
 

11/3-6/11

50 46 4    
 

11/4-7/10

47 50 3    
 

11/5-8/09

47 50 3    
 

11/13-16/08

54 41 5    
 

11/11-14/07

64 33 3    
 

11/9-12/06

69 28 3    
 

11/7-10/05

58 38 4    
 

11/7-10/04

64 34 2    
 

11/3-5/03

59 39 2    
 

11/11-14/02

62 35 3    
 

11/8-11/01

62 34 4    
 

9/11-13/00

64 31 5    
 

1/13-16/00

59 38 3    
             

"Do you generally approve or disapprove of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama, that restructured the U.S. health care system?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/2-8/17

50 44 6    
 

7/5-9/17

53 44 3    
 

4/1-2/17

55 41 4    
 

11/9-13/16

42 53 5    
 

8/30-31/16

44 51 5    
 

5/6-8/16

47 49 4    
 

11/4-8/15

44 52 4    
 

7/1-3 & 5/15

47 48 5    
 

4/1-4/15

44 50 7    
 

11/6-9/14

37 56 6    
 

10/1-2/14

41 53 6    
 

5/21-25/14

43 51 5    
 

4/7-8/14

43 54 3    
 

2/28 - 3/2/14

40 55 5    
 

1/31 - 2/1/14

41 51 9    
 

1/3-4/14

38 54 8    
 

12/11-12/13

41 51 8    
 

11/23-24/13

40 54 6    
 

11/7-10/13

40 55 5    
 

10/26-28/13

44 47 9    
 

10/18-20/13

45 50 6    
 

8/17-18/13

41 49 11    
 

6/20-24/13

44 52 4    
             

"Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect a few years ago, do you think it has been very successful, somewhat successful, somewhat unsuccessful, or very unsuccessful in expanding Americans' access to health care coverage?"

 
    Very
successful
Somewhat
successful
Somewhat
unsuccessful
Very
unsuccessful
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/2-8/17

23 42 16 17 3
             

"Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect a few years ago, do you think it has been very successful, somewhat successful, somewhat unsuccessful, or very unsuccessful in reducing the cost of health care for Americans?"

 
    Very
successful
Somewhat
successful
Somewhat
unsuccessful
Very
unsuccessful
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/2-8/17

9 38 21 29 4

 

CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Oct. 12-15, 2017. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Which of the following do you think should be a higher priority for the Trump administration and Congress on health care in the next few weeks? Trying to replace the current health insurance system with something else. Trying to make sure the current health insurance system works as it is supposed to."

 
    Replacing
current
system
Making
current
system work
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/12-15/17

37 60 4    
             

"Which do you think is more responsible for the performance of Obamacare now: the Obama administration, which enacted the law, or the Trump administration, which is managing the law?" Asked 10/13-15/17 only.

 
    Obama
administration
Trump
administration
Both
equally (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/13-15/17

56 37 2 6  
             

"Do you think the Trump administration is doing too much to make sure the health care insurance system established by Obamacare works as it should, are they doing too little to make sure it works, or is the Trump administration doing the right amount to make sure it works?"

 
    Too much Too little Right
amount
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/12-15/17

7 58 25 10  
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the Trump administration's decision to allow employers to stop offering coverage of prescription contraceptives, such as birth control pills or I.U.D.s, through their health insurance plans if they have a sincerely held religious or moral objection?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/12-15/17

32 62 5    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. Oct. 5-10, 2017. N=1,215 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Moving forward, do you think President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make the current health care law work, or should they do what they can to make the current health care law fail so they can replace it later?" Options rotated

 
    Make current
law work
Make current
law fail
Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

10/5-10/17

71 21 6 2  
 

8/1-6/17

78 17 4 2  
 

3/28 - 4/3/17

75 19 4 3  
             

"As you may know, the 2010 Affordable Care Act created health insurance exchanges or marketplaces where people who don't get coverage through their employer can shop for insurance and compare prices and benefits. ... How confident are you that President Trump and Congress will be able to work together to make improvements to the Affordable Care Act marketplaces: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/5-10/17

8 22 27 43 1
 

9/13-18/17

8 22 28 42 1
             

"Do you think actions taken by President Trump and his administration are generally helping or hurting the way the marketplaces are working, or are they not having much impact?"

 
    Helping Hurting Not much
impact
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

10/5-10/17

19 40 34 7  
 

9/13-18/17

20 41 34 5  
             

"Do you think it is more important for President Trump and Congress to work on legislation to stabilize the marketplaces in order to minimize premium increases and encourage more insurers to participate, or continue efforts to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law?" Options rotated

 
    Stabilize
marketplaces
Repeal
and replace
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

10/5-10/17

66 29 4    
             

"As you may know, currently the federal government pays insurance companies to cover the cost of lowering deductibles and copayments for low-income people who buy insurance on their own. The Trump Administration has said they may stop making these payments, and insurance companies say in response that they would raise premiums or stop selling insurance on the marketplaces. Which comes closer to your view? Congress should guarantee the funds to continue these payments to help stabilize the insurance market. These payments amount to a bailout of insurance companies and should be stopped."

 
    Congress
should
guarantee
funds
Payments
should be
stopped
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

10/5-10/17

60 33 6    
             

"Some lawmakers are working on bipartisan legislation to help stabilize the marketplaces. Under their plan, Congress would guarantee the funds to continue these payments to insurers and in return, states would be given more flexibility in the types of plans that can be sold on their state marketplaces. Do you support or oppose this compromise?" Options rotated

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

10/5-10/17

69 24 7    
             

"Do you favor or oppose having a national health plan in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

10/5-10/17

53 44 3    

 

Quinnipiac University. Sept. 21-26, 2017. N=1,412 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the current law which prevents health insurance companies from raising insurance rates for Americans with pre-existing conditions?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-26/17

67 29 3    
 

5/4-9/17

64 32 3    
             

"Do you support or oppose decreasing federal funding for Medicaid, a government program that helps pay for health care for low-income Americans?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-26/17

35 59 6    
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

26 69 5    
 

6/22-27/17

24 71 5    
 

5/31 - 6/6/17

30 65 5    
 

3/16-21/17

22 74 4    
             

"Do you think that removing the current health care system and replacing it with a single-payer system, in which the federal government would expand Medicare to cover the medical expenses of every American citizen, is a good idea or a bad idea?"

 
    Good idea Bad idea Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-26/17

46 41 13    
 

Republicans

24 61 15    
 

Democrats

65 25 10    
 

Independents

46 41 14    
             
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

51 38 11    
             

"Would you think that a single-payer system is a good idea or a bad idea if it removed all health insurance premiums, but also increased your taxes?"

 
    Good
idea
Bad
idea
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-26/17

41 50 9    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling health care?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-26/17

11 81 7    
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

15 80 6    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling health care?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-26/17

32 59 9    
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

34 59 6    
             

"Do you think that allowing adults age 55 and over to buy into Medicare instead of buying private insurance plans is a good idea or a bad idea?"

 
    Good idea Bad idea Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-26/17

61 22 17    
 

Republicans

51 29 20    
 

Democrats

73 13 14    
 

Independents

60 23 17    

 

CBS News Poll. Sept. 21-24, 2017. N=1,202 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, Republicans in the Senate recently put forward a new plan, called Graham-Cassidy, that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act of 2010. From what you have heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of Graham-Cassidy, the new Republican plan?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-24/17

20 52 28    
 

Republicans

46 21 33    
 

Democrats

2 84 14    
 

Independents

18 46 36    
             

"Which comes closest to your view about the Affordable Care Act of 2010? The law is working well and should be kept in place as is. There are some good things in the law, but some changes are needed to make it work better. The law has so much wrong with it that it needs to be repealed and replaced entirely." 6/17 & earlier: "Which comes closest to your view about the 2010 Health Care Law? ..."

 
    Should
be kept in
place as is
Some
changes
are needed
Repeal and
replace
entirely
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/21-24/17

9 65 23 3  
 

Republicans

7 47 45 1  
 

Democrats

13 78 6 2  
 

Independents

7 65 24 4  
             
 

6/15-18/17

12 57 28 3  
 

4/21-24/17

12 61 24 3  
             

"Do you think health insurance companies should be required to provide insurance to people with pre-existing conditions, or should that not be required?"

 
    Should
be required
Should not
be required
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/21-24/17

87 10 3    
 

Republicans

79 15 6    
 

Democrats

92 7 1    
 

Independents

89 9 2    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 18-21, 2017. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"There's a new Republican proposal to replace the current federal health care law, known as Obamacare. It would end the national requirement for nearly all Americans to have health insurance, phase out the use of federal funds to help lower- and moderate-income people buy health insurance, and let states replace federal rules on health care coverage with their own rules. What do you prefer: the current federal health care law, or this Republican plan to replace it?"

 
    Current
law
Republican
plan
Something
else (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/18-21/17

56 33 1 5 5

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Sept. 14-18, 2017. N=900 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.3.

             

"Would you favor or oppose a single-payer health care system in which all Americans would get their health insurance from one government plan that is financed by taxes?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/14-18/17

47 46 7    

 

Politico/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2017. N=1,016 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.8.

             

"Congress did not enact any legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. What do you think Congress should do next about the ACA, or Obamacare: try again to develop an alternative plan to the ACA, or move on to other issues?"

 
    Try again Move on Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

51 45 4    
 

Republicans

71 26 3    
 

Democrats

39 57 4    
 

Independents

50 46 4    
             

"Would you favor or oppose replacing the current health insurance system in the United States with a taxpayer-funded national plan like Medicare, which would cover all Americans?" Form C; N=496; margin of error 5.3

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

66 28 6    
 

Republicans

44 48 8    
 

Democrats

80 15 5    
 

Independents

67 28 5    
             

"Would you favor or oppose replacing the current health insurance system in the United States with a single-payer system, in which all Americans would get their health insurance from one national government plan?" Form D; N=520; margin of error 5.3

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

45 47 8    
 

Republicans

32 62 6    
 

Democrats

60 35 5    
 

Independents

42 50 8    
             

"Currently Medicare covers people age 65 and over. Do you favor or oppose allowing people between the ages of 55 and 64 to have the choice of purchasing Medicare coverage?" Form A; N=517; margin of error 5.3

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

81 15 4    
 

Republicans

79 17 4    
 

Democrats

80 15 5    
 

Independents

83 14 3    
             

"Some states are considering adding work requirements for some people who receive health insurance through Medicaid, the government health insurance program for low-income people. Do you favor or oppose requiring low-income, able-bodied adults without young children to work in order to receive Medicaid benefits?" Form A; N=517; margin of error 5.3

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

72 24 4    
 

Republicans

84 10 6    
 

Democrats

64 32 4    
 

Independents

77 18 5    
             

"Would you favor or oppose the federal government negotiating with pharmaceutical companies to lower the prices of prescription drugs for seniors on Medicare?" Form B; N=499; margin of error 5.3

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

88 11 1    
 

Republicans

86 13 1    
 

Democrats

89 9 2    
 

Independents

87 11 2    

 

Quinnipiac University. Aug. 9-15, 2017. N=1,361 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.4.

             

"As you may know, Republicans in Congress recently attempted to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a different health care law. However, no new health care law got enough support to pass. Do you think that Republicans in Congress should try to repeal and replace Obamacare again, or do you think they should move on to other issues?"

 
    Try again Move on Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

37 60 3    
 

Republicans

69 28 3    
 

Democrats

8 89 3    
 

Independents

42 56 2    

 

CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Aug. 3-6, 2017. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.
4/17 & earlier: CNN/ORC Poll.

             

"As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country's health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?" Half sample

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

8/3-6/17

42 51 7    
 

4/22-25/17

47 48 5    
 

3/1-4/17

46 49 5    
 

1/12-15/17

49 47 4    
 

5/29-31/15

43 55 2    
 

7/18-20/14

40 59 1    
 

3/7-9/14

39 57 4    
 

12/16-19/13

35 62 3    
 

11/18-20/13

40 58 2    
 

10/18-20/13

41 56 3    
 

9/27-29/13

38 57 4    
 

5/17-18/13

43 54 3    
             

"Overall, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care law known as Obamacare?" Half sample

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

8/3-6/17

50 46 4    
             

"How likely do you think it is that Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress will be able to reach a deal to repeal and replace the health care law known as Obamacare: very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?"

 
    Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Not very
likely
Not likely
at all
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

8/3-6/17

14 29 28 28 2
 

7/14-18/17

18 32 20 21 9
             

"Do you think the health care law known as Obamacare should be repealed completely, regardless of whether it is replaced, or not?"

 
    Should be
repealed
Should not
be repealed
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

8/3-6/17

33 64 3    
             

"Do you think the government should provide a national health insurance program for all Americans, even if this would require higher taxes?"

 
    Yes,
should
No,
should not
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

58 39 3    
 

Democrats

81 18 2    
 

Independents

58 38 4    
 

Republicans

31 67 3    

 

Quinnipiac University. July 27-Aug. 1, 2017. N=1,125 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.4.

             

"Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the health care law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act?"
1/5-9/17: "Do you think President-elect Trump ..."

 
    Repeal all Repeal
parts
Not repeal
any
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

22 40 33 5  
 

6/22-27/17

17 53 27 3  
 

5/31 - 6/6/17

19 47 30 4  
 

5/17-23/17

19 48 30 3  
 

5/4-9/17

19 45 34 3  
 

3/16-21/17

20 50 27 3  
 

3/2-6/17

21 49 27 3  
 

1/20-25/17

16 51 30 3  
 

1/5-9/17

18 47 31 4  
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican ideas to replace Obamacare?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

25 64 11    
 

Republicans

58 24 18    
 

Democrats

4 91 4    
 

Independents

24 65 12    
             

"Do you support or oppose decreasing federal funding for Medicaid, a government program that helps pay for health care for low-income Americans?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

26 69 5    
 

6/22-27/17

24 71 5    
 

5/31 - 6/6/17

30 65 5    
 

3/16-21/17

22 74 4    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling health care?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

15 80 6    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling health care?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

34 59 6    
             

"Do you think there should be bipartisan hearings on any new health care law to replace Obamacare, or not?"

 
    There
should be
There should
not be
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

7/27 - 8/1/17

81 14 5    
             

"Do you think that removing the current health care system and replacing it with a single-payer system, in which the federal government would expand Medicare to cover the medical expenses of every American citizen, is a good idea or a bad idea?"

 
    Good
idea
Bad
idea
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

51 38 11    
 

Republicans

29 62 9    
 

Democrats

67 21 12    
 

Independents

51 38 11    

 

CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. July 14-18, 2017. N=1,019 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"As you may know, the Republican leadership in Congress and the Trump administration have pledged to repeal and replace the health care law known as Obamacare. How would you like to see Congress handle the law? Should Congress abandon plans to repeal the law and leave it as is, repeal parts of the law regardless of whether a replacement is ready, or repeal parts of the law only if replacements can be enacted at the same time?"

 
    Leave
as is
Repeal
regardless of
replacement
Repeal only if
replacement
enacted
Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

7/14-18/17

35 18 34 11 2
             

"Do you think Republicans in Congress should try to work with Democrats to pass a health care bill with bipartisan support, or continue trying to pass a health care bill that only has Republican support?"

 
    Bipartisan
support
Only
Republican
support
Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

7/14-18/17

77 12 10 1  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 10-13, 2017. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Thinking about health care, what do you prefer: the current federal health care law, known as Obamacare, or the Republican plan to replace it?"

 
    Obamacare Republican
plan
Something
else (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/10-13/17

50 24 4 13 9
             

"Still on health care, which of these do you think is more important for the federal government to do: provide health care coverage for low-income Americans, or cut taxes?" Options rotated

 
    Provide
health care
Cut taxes Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/10-13/17

63 27 8 1 2

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. July 8-12, 2017. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"For each of the following, please tell me whether you think this is realistic or unrealistic in the next several years. ... Health care legislation will be passed that lowers premiums and covers more people."

 
    Realistic Unrealistic Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/8-12/17

35 60 4    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. July 5-10, 2017. N=1,183 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, Congress is currently discussing a health care plan that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Given what you know about this proposed new health care plan, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?" Options rotated. INTERVIEWER NOTE: If respondent asks if the health care plan refers to the "American Health Care Act," please answer "yes."

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

7/5-10/17

28 61 11    
 

Democrats

7 86 7    
 

Independents

28 63 9    
 

Republicans

60 29 11    
             
 

6/14-19/17

30 55 16    
 

Democrats

9 85 6    
 

Independents

30 52 18    
 

Republicans

56 25 19    
             
 

5/16-22/17

31 55 13    
 

Democrats

8 84 8    
 

Independents

30 57 13    
 

Republicans

67 18 15    
             

"Which comes closest to your view of what Congress should do about the Affordable Care Act? Should they vote to repeal the parts of the law they can repeal immediately and try to work out the details of a replacement plan later, wait to vote to repeal until the details of a replacement plan have been worked out, or not vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and move on to other priorities?" Options rotated

 
    Repeal now, work out details later Repeal after
details are
worked out
Not repeal,
move on to
other things
Something
else (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

7/5-10/17

26 37 33 2 3
             

"Would you rather see Republicans in Congress continue working on their own plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or would you rather see them work with Democrats to make improvements to the Affordable Care Act but not repeal the law?" Options rotated

 
    Repeal and
replace ACA
Improve
ACA
Something
else (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

7/5-10/17

23 71 4 2  
 

Democrats

5 91      
 

Independents

22 72      
 

Republicans

54 41      
             

"Do you support or oppose major reductions in federal funding for Medicaid as part of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act?" Options rotated

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

7/5-10/17

28 65 7    

 

Gallup Poll. July 5-9, 2017. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"If you had to choose, would you rather keep the Affordable Care Act in place largely as it is, keep the Affordable Care Act in place but make significant changes to it, or repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a new health care law?" Options rotated

 
    Keep
largely
as is
Make
significant
changes
Repeal
and replace
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/5-9/17

23 44 30 3  
 

4/1-2/17

26 40 30 4  

 

Suffolk University/USA Today Poll. June 24-27, 2017. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Senate Republicans have unveiled their proposed health care plan to replace Obamacare. Do you support or oppose the GOP plan, or don't you know enough to have an opinion?"

 
    Support Oppose Don't know
enough
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/24-27/17

12 45 40 3  
             

"When it comes to health care, whom do you trust most to protect the interests of you and your family: President Trump, congressional Republicans, congressional Democrats?" Options rotated

 
    President
Trump
Congressional
Republicans
Congressional
Democrats
Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

6/24-27/17

19 10 43 24 5
             

"How important is it to you that whatever health care plan is in place protects people with pre-existing conditions to buy health insurance at the same price as other people: very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important?"

 
    Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not very
important
Not at all
important
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

6/24-27/17

77 14 3 3 3
             

"How important is it to you that lower-income people who became eligible for Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act continue to be covered by Medicaid: very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important?"

 
    Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not very
important
Not at all
important
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

6/24-27/17

63 23 6 4 4
             

"How important is it to you that your insurance premiums go down in price: very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important?"

 
    Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not very
important
Not at all
important
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

6/24-27/17

57 23 10 7 3

 

Quinnipiac University. June 22-27, 2017. N=1,212 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.4.

             

"There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan?"
1/20-25/17 - 5/17-23/17: "There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan?"
5/4-9/17: "There is a revised Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. Do you approve or disapprove of this revised Republican health care plan?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

6/22-27/17

16 58 26    
 

Republicans

37 23 40    
 

Democrats

4 84 11    
 

Independents

11 63 26    
 
 

5/31 - 6/6/17

17 62 21    
 

5/17-23/17

20 57 23    
 

5/4-9/17

21 56 22    
 

3/16-21/17

17 56 26    
             

"If your U.S. senator or congressperson votes to replace Obamacare with the Republican health care plan, will that make you more likely to vote for their reelection, less likely to vote for their reelection, or won't it matter much either way?"

 
    More
likely
Less
likely
Won't
matter much
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

6/22-27/17

17 46 33 4  
 

Republicans

36 9 47 7  
 

Democrats

3 79 15 2  
 

Independents

14 48 35 4  
 
 

5/17-23/17

20 44 31 5  
 

3/16-21/17

19 46 29 6  
             

"Do you think that an expansion of Medicare that would make it available to any American who wanted it, also known as universal health care, would be a good idea or a bad idea?"

 
    Good
idea
Bad
idea
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

6/22-27/17

60 33 8    
 

Republicans

33 57 10    
 

Democrats

83 11 5    
 

Independents

60 31 9    

 

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. June 22-25, 2017. N=939 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.2.

             

"From what you have read or heard, do you approve or disapprove of the health care plan Senate Republicans have proposed?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure Have not
heard enough
 
    % % % %  
 

6/22-25/17

17 55 3 24  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). June 17-20, 2017. N=900 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.3.

             

"Now as you may know, Barack Obama's health care plan was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2010. From what you have heard about the health care law, do you think it is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."
1/11 - 7/13: "From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan that was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in 2010, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."
5/10 & 6/10: "From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan that was recently passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."
3/10 & earlier: "From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."
RV = registered voters. Among adults, except where noted.

 
    Good idea Bad idea Do not have
an opinion
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/17-20/17

41 38 19 2  
 

2/18-22/17

43 41 15 1  
 

1/12-15/17

45 41 13 1  
 

3/1-5/15

37 44 18 1  
 

10/8-12/14 RV

36 48 14 2  
 

9/3-7/14 RV

34 48 16 2  
 

4/23-27/14

36 46 17 1  
 

3/5-9/14

35 49 14 2  
 

1/22-25/14

34 48 17 1  
 

12/4-8/13

34 50 16 -  
 

10/25-28/13

37 47 14 1  
 

10/7-9/13

38 43 17 2  
 

9/5-8/13

31 44 24 1  
 

7/17-21/13

34 47 18 1  
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

37 49 13 1  
 

7/18-22/12 RV

40 44 15 1  
 

6/20-24/12

35 41 22 2  
 

4/13-17/12

36 45 17 2  
 

12/7-11/11

34 41 24 1  
 

1/13-17/11

39 39 21 1  
 

6/17-21/10

40 44 16 -  
 

5/6-10/10

38 44 17 1  
 

3/11, 13-14/10

36 48 15 1  
 

1/23-25/10

31 46 22 1  
 

1/10-14/10

33 46 18 3  
 

12/11-14/09

32 47 17 4  
 

10/22-25/09

38 42 16 4  
 

9/17-20/09

39 41 17 3  
 

8/15-17/09

36 42 17 5  
 

7/24-27/09

36 42 17 5  
 

6/12-15/09

33 32 30 5  
 

4/23-26/09

33 26 34 7  
             

"Now as you may know, health care legislation was recently passed by the House of Representatives and supported by Donald Trump. From what you have heard about this health care legislation, do you think it is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."

 
    A good idea A bad idea No opinion
either way
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/17-20/17

16 48 35 1  
 

Republicans

34 17      
 

Democrats

4 73      
 

Independents

16 48      
             
 

5/11-13/17

23 48 28 1  

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. June 14-19, 2017. N=1,208 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you favor or oppose having a national health plan or a single-payer plan in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan?" Sample A (N=597)

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/14-19/17

53 43 4    
             

"Do you favor or oppose having a national health plan or Medicare-for-all in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan?" Sample B (N=611)

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/14-19/17

57 38 5    
             

"Now I am going to ask you some questions about Medicaid, the government health insurance and long-term care program for low-income adults and children. In general, do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Medicaid?" Options rotated

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

6/14-19/17

74 19 6 1  
             

"Which of the two descriptions comes closer to your view of who should set rules about how health insurance should work for people with pre-existing health conditions? The federal government should continue to prohibit health insurance companies from charging people with pre-existing health conditions more for their coverage. States should be able to decide whether insurers can charge people with pre-existing health conditions more if they don't have continuous coverage." Options rotated

 
    Federal
prohibition
States
should
decide
Other
(vol.)
Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

6/14-19/17

70 26 1 2 1
             

"Which of the two descriptions comes closer to your view of who should set rules about how health insurance should work? The federal government should continue to require health insurance companies to cover a certain set of benefits. States should be able to decide whether insurers can sell plans that cover fewer benefits than currently required by the federal government." Options rotated

 
    Federal
requirement
States
should
decide
Other
(vol.)
Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

6/14-19/17

66 31 1 2 1

 

CBS News Poll. June 15-18, 2017. N=1,117 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"As you may know, Republicans in Congress passed a bill in the House of Representatives to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law. From what you have heard or read, do you approve or disapprove this plan?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

32 59 10    
 

Republicans

63 23 14    
 

Democrats

14 84 4    
 

Independents

27 60 13    
             

"Republicans in the Senate are currently discussing their own version of a health care bill. Should Senate Republicans discuss their plans privately without sharing details until the bill is ready, or do you feel the Republicans in the Senate should discuss their plans publicly as they work on the details of the bill?"

 
    Privately Publicly Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

25 73 2    
 

Republicans

41 56 3    
 

Democrats

18 81 1    
 

Independents

22 76 2    
             

"From what you've heard or read, do you think the Republicans' health care plans will mostly help you personally, will mostly hurt you personally, or don't you think they will have much of an effect on you personally?"

 
    Help Hurt Not much
of an effect
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

ALL

15 33 45 6  
 

Republicans

30 11 52 6  
 

Democrats

5 54 38 3  
 

Independents

14 31 47 8  
             

"Do you feel you have a good understanding of what the Republicans' health care plans would do, or haven't you heard enough about them yet?"

 
    A good
understanding
Haven't
heard
enough
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

6/15-18/17

23 76 1    

 

Politico/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. June 14-18, 2017. N=501 adults nationwide. Margin of error 5.3.

             

"So far, would you say the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, has directly helped you, directly hurt you, or has it not had a direct impact?"

 
    Directly
helped
Directly
hurt
No direct
impact
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

ALL

24 16 58 2  
 

Republicans

8 31 60 1  
 

Democrats

36 2 60 2  
 

Independents

23 21 54 2  
             

"President Trump and Republicans in Congress are working on a replacement law for the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or Obamacare. One of their goals is to reduce the taxes that currently support this program and to lower future government spending. Currently the ACA or Obamacare is providing financial assistance to millions of people to help them pay for health insurance. Which of the following would you prefer? That the replacement plan would provide financial assistance to purchase insurance to the same number of people as the ACA or Obamacare does now. That it would provide assistance to somewhat fewer people but save taxpayer money. That it would provide assistance to a lot fewer people, saving even more money."

 
    Same
number
Somewhat
fewer
A lot
fewer
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

ALL

57 22 12 9  
 

Republicans

27 42 20 11  
 

Democrats

79 11 5 5  
 

Independents

54 22 13 11  
             

"One proposal being considered in the replacement is for the federal government to allow insurers to provide health care plans that would charge those with pre-existing medical conditions substantially more for their health insurance. This would mean higher premiums for people who have pre-existing medical conditions. In many cases these may be older people. But it would mean lower premiums for those without pre-existing medical conditions. In many cases these may be younger people. Do you favor or oppose this proposal?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

22 71 7    
 

Republicans

35 59 6    
 

Democrats

16 81 3    
 

Independents

21 70 9    
             

"President Trump and Republicans in Congress are also proposing to cut back the number of people enrolled in Medicaid, the government program that provides health insurance and long-term care to certain low-income adults and children and disabled people, to the same number it was before the ACA or Obamacare was passed. This proposal would reduce the number of people on Medicaid by millions, but would also reduce government spending and taxes. Would you prefer to keep the number of people covered under Medicaid as it is today, or to reduce the number of people on Medicaid by millions, but reduce government spending and taxes?"

 
    Keep as it
is today
Reduce
number
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

72 22 6    
 

Republicans

52 46 2    
 

Democrats

90 8 2    
 

Independents

69 23 8    

 

Pew Research Center. June 8-18, 2017. N=2,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.3.

             

"Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?"

 
    Is gov't
responsibility
Is not gov't
responsibility
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/8-18/17

60 39 2    
 

1/4-9/17

60 38 2    
 

3/17-27/16

51 46 2    
 

1/23 - 2/9/14

47 50 3    
             

"Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?"
If yes, government responsibility: "Should health insurance be provided through a single national health insurance system run by the government, OR continue to be provided through a mix of private insurance companies and government programs?"
If no, not government responsibility: "Should the government not be involved in providing health insurance at all, OR continue programs like Medicare and Medicaid for seniors and the very poor?"
Combined responses.

 
      6/8-18/17 1/4-9/17 1/23 -
2/9/14
 
      % % %  
 
 

Is gov't responsibility

60 60 47  
 

Single, gov't-run system

33 28 21  
 

Mix of private, gov't

25 29 23  
 

Unsure/Refused

2 3 2  
 
 

Is not gov't responsibility

39 38 50  
 

Gov't not involved

5 5 6  
 

Continue Medicare, Medicaid

33 32 43  
 

Unsure/Refused

1 1 1  
 
 

Unsure if gov't responsibility

2 2 3  

 

Quinnipiac University. May 17-23, 2017. N=1,404 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan?"
5/4-9/17: "There is a revised Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. Do you approve or disapprove of this revised Republican health care plan?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/17-23/17

20 57 23    
 

5/4-9/17

21 56 22    
 

3/16-21/17

17 56 26    
             

"Under this Republican health care plan, do you think your health insurance costs would go up, go down, or do you think the costs would stay about the same as they are now?"

 
    Go up Go down Stay about
the same
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

5/17-23/17

44 12 33 12  
 

5/4-9/17

42 11 37 10  
             

"Do you think that more Americans would be covered under the Republican health care plan than are currently covered under Obamacare, fewer Americans would be covered under the Republican health care plan, or would about the same number of Americans be covered under the Republican health care plan that are currently covered under Obamacare?"

 
    More Fewer About
the same
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

5/17-23/17

11 57 21 11  
 

3/16-21/17

8 61 18 13  

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. May 16-22, 2017. N=1,205 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"A health care plan, known as the American Health Care Act, recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is now being debated by the Senate. Do you think the Senate should pass this bill as is, make minor changes to it, make major changes to it, or not pass this bill?"

 
    Pass this
bill as is
Make minor
changes to it
Make major
changes to it
Not pass
this bill
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

5/16-22/17

8 24 26 29 13
             

"Do you think that the health care plan that recently passed the House fulfills all, most, some, or none of the promises President Trump has made about health care?"

 
    All Most Some None Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

5/16-22/17

4 10 40 35 11

 

Monmouth University Poll. May 13 & 15-17, 2017. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act. This new bill repeals or replaces certain provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare. Do you approve or disapprove of this new bill?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/13, 15-17/17

32 55 13    

 

Quinnipiac University. May 4-9, 2017. N=1,078 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think that giving states the ability to decide whether or not to allow health insurance companies to raise insurance rates for Americans with pre-existing conditions is a good idea or a bad idea?"

 
    A good
idea
A bad
idea
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/4-9/17

21 75 4    
             

"How important is it to you that health insurance be affordable for all Americans: very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?"

 
    Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not so
important
Not important
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

5/4-9/17

82 14 2 2 -
 

4/12-18/17

81 14 2 1 1
 

3/16-21/17

85 13 1 1 1
 

3/2-6/17

84 12 2 1 1
 

1/20-25/17

84 12 2 1 -

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 17-20, 2017. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Which of these do you prefer: repeal and replace the federal health care law known as Obamacare, or keep and try to improve it?" Options rotated

 
    Repeal,
replace
Keep, try
to improve
Leave as
is (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

ALL

37 61 1 2  
 

Democrats

9 88      
 

Republicans

76 21      
 

Independents

32 65      
             

"While any changes are pending, do you think Trump should try to make the existing health care law work as well as possible, or should try to make the current health care law fail as soon as possible?" Options rotated

 
    Work as well
as possible
Fail as soon
as possible
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/17-20/17

79 13 8    
             

"Under the current law, many health insurance plans have to include certain kinds of coverage, including preventive services, maternity and pediatric care, hospitalization and prescription drugs. Do you think this should be required in all states, or should individual states decide what if any minimum coverage should be provided?" Half sample

 
    Required in
all states
Individual
states decide
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/17-20/17

62 33 4    
             

"Under the current law, health insurers are not allowed to charge higher prices to or refuse to cover people who have pre-existing health conditions. Do you think this should be required in all states, or should individual states decide what if any rules about pre-existing conditions should be in place?" Half sample

 
    Required in
all states
Individual
states decide
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/17-20/17

70 26 5    

 

Quinnipiac University. April 12-18, 2017. N=1,062 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, Republicans in Congress recently attempted to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a different health care law. However, the new health care law did not get enough support to pass. Do you think that Republicans in Congress should try to repeal and replace Obamacare again, or do you think they should move on to other issues?"

 
    Try again Move on Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

36 60 4    
 

Republicans

77 21 2    
 

Democrats

7 89 4    
 

Independents

32 64 4    

 

Quinnipiac University. March 16-21, 2017. N=1,056 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"What kind of impact do you think the Republican health care plan would have on your health care? Do you think it would have a positive impact, a negative impact, or do you think it wouldn't have much impact either way?"

 
    A positive
impact
A negative
impact
Not much
impact
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

3/16-21/17

12 30 50 8  
             

"Do you think you will lose your health insurance under the Republican health care plan, or not?"

 
    Yes,
lose it
No,
not lose it
Don't have
insurance
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

3/16-21/17

14 77 1 7  

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. March 6-12, 2017. N=1,206 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think Congress should vote to repeal the 2010 health care law, or should they not vote to repeal it?"
2/17: "As you may or may not have heard, lawmakers have NOT YET repealed the health care law. Do you think Congress should vote to repeal the 2010 health care law, or should they not vote to repeal it?"
12/16: "Now thinking specifically about the 2010 health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act and sometimes referred to as Obamacare: Do you think the next Congress should vote to repeal the 2010 health care law, or should they not vote to repeal it?"

 
    Should
repeal
Should not
repeal
Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

3/6-12/17

45 51 3 1  
 

2/13-19/17

47 48 4 1  
 

12/13-19/16

49 47 3 1  
             

"Since the 2010 health care law was passed, has the share of people who are UNinsured increased, decreased, or has the share of people who are uninsured stayed about the same?"

 
    Increased Decreased Stayed about
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/6-12/17

31 41 26 2  

 

Quinnipiac University. March 2-6, 2017. N=1,283 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.7.

             

"If Congress decides to repeal Obamacare, do you think that Congress should repeal Obamacare as soon as possible even if they have not decided on a plan to replace it, or should they wait to repeal Obamacare until they have a plan to replace it?"

 
    As soon as
possible
Wait for a
replacement
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

3/2-6/17

10 87 3    
 

1/20-25/17

13 84 2    
             

"How confident are you that the Republicans in Congress will replace Obamacare with a health care law that is as good or better than Obamacare: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not confident
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

3/2-6/17

21 23 20 34 1
 

2/16-21/17

21 25 18 34 2

 

Monmouth University Poll. March 2-5, 2017. N=801 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"What would you like to see Congress do when it comes to the Affordable Care Act? They should keep the law as it is. They should keep the law in place and work to improve it. They should repeal the law and replace it with an alternative. They should repeal the law and not replace it."

 
    Keep
as is
Keep and
improve
Repeal and
replace
Repeal and
not replace
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/2-5/17

7 51 31 8 3
             

"Do you support or oppose requiring everyone to carry health insurance?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/2-5/17

53 43 4    
             

"Do you support or oppose providing tax credits to help low- and moderate-income families purchase health insurance if they cannot get coverage through their jobs?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/2-5/17

84 14 3    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. March 1-4, 2017. N=1,025 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"We'd like to know how you feel about different aspects of health care for you and your family. Are you generally satisfied, or dissatisfied with each of the following? ..."

 
    Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The quality of health care you receive"

 

3/1-4/17

78 22 1    
 

7/31 - 8/3/09

83 16 1    
 

3/12-15/09

82 17 1    
 

11/2-4/07

79 20 1    
             
 

"Your health insurance coverage"

 

3/1-4/17

68 31 1    
 

7/31 - 8/3/09

74 23 3    
 

3/12-15/09

73 26 1    
 

11/2-4/07

69 30 2    
             
 

"The total cost to you of health care, including insurance premiums and other expenses"

 

3/1-4/17

46 53 1    
 

3/12-15/09

52 48 1    
             
 

"The total cost of health care in this country"

 

3/1-4/17

14 84 2    
 

3/12-15/09

23 77 1    
             

"As you may know, the Republican leadership in Congress and the Trump administration have pledged to repeal and replace the health care law known as Obamacare. How would you like to see Congress handle the law in its coming session? Should Congress abandon plans to repeal the law and leave it as is; repeal parts of the law as opportunities arise, regardless of whether a replacement is ready; or repeal parts of the law only if replacements can be enacted at the same time?"

 
    Leave
it as is
Repeal parts
regardless
of whether
replacement
Repeal parts
only if
replacement
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/1-4/17

23 17 59 2  
 

1/12-15/17

22 21 55 2  
             

"I'm going to read you a list of policies that could be part of a replacement for Obamacare. For each one, please tell me whether you favor or oppose including that policy in a replacement bill. Here's the first/next one: [See below.] Do you favor or oppose that as part of a replacement for Obamacare?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Removing the requirement that individuals obtain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty"

 

3/1-4/17

48 50 1    
             
 

"Maintaining the protections offered to people with pre-existing conditions under Obamacare"

 

3/1-4/17

87 12 1    
             
 

"Providing tax credits based on age rather than income for those buying coverage on the individual market"

 

3/1-4/17

46 50 3    
             
 

"Allowing insurers to sell coverage in any state regardless of where they are licensed"

 

3/1-4/17

66 31 3    
             
 

"Curb federal funding for Medicaid, including eliminating Obamacare funding which expanded the program to low-income adults"

 

3/1-4/17

37 61 2    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Feb. 18-22, 2017. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Now as you may know, Barack Obama's health care plan was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2010. ...

"When it comes to your opinion about the health care law, do you feel that it is working well the way it is, needs minor modifications to improve it, needs a major overhaul, or should be totally eliminated?" Options rotated. Half sample (Form A). RV = registered voters.

 
    Working
well
Needs minor
modifications
Needs major
overhaul
Should be
eliminated
Other (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/18-22/17

4 43 36 16 1
 

1/12-15/17

6 44 33 16 1
 

6/14-18/15

8 40 25 25 2
 

2/25-28/15 RV

8 39 24 27 2
 

4/23-27/14

8 40 28 21 3
 

12/4-8/13

4 36 31 26 3
 

10/25-28/13

6 38 28 24 5
             

"Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law with a new law they would propose. How much confidence do you have that a new law proposed by Republicans in Congress to replace Obama's health care law would make things better? Do you have a great deal of confidence, have some confidence, have mixed opinions, have little or no confidence, or do you not know enough to have an opinion?" Half sample (Form B)

 
    A great
deal of
confidence
Some
confidence
Mixed
opinions
Little or no
confidence
Don't know
enough
    % % % % %
 

2/18-22/17

14 17 22 34 13
             

"Have you or your family been helped or hurt by any part of the health care law that was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2010?"

 
    Helped Hurt Both helped
and hurt
(vol.)
No impact
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/18-22/17

24 30 3 42 1

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Feb. 15-19, 2017. N=1,073 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"For each of the following parts of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, please tell me if you think it should remain a law or if you think it should be repealed.

"The part that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions."

 
    Should
remain
Should be
repealed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/15-19/17

69 27 4    
             

"The part that allows children up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance policies."

 
    Should
remain
Should be
repealed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/15-19/17

76 20 4    
             

"The part that provides federal subsidies to help lower income people pay for insurance."

 
    Should
remain
Should be
repealed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/15-19/17

72 24 5    
             

"The part that requires Americans to buy health insurance."

 
    Should
remain
Should be
repealed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/15-19/17

45 50 5    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. Feb. 13-19, 2017. N=1,160 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How worried, if at all, are you that you or someone in your family will lose your health insurance coverage if the health care law is repealed and replaced? Are you very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?"

 
    Very
worried
Somewhat
worried
Not too
worried
Not at all
worried
 
    % % % %  
 

2/13-19/17

26 22 14 37  
             

"Here are two approaches to the future of health care in the U.S. The first is OPTION A: Limiting federal health spending, decreasing the federal government's role, and giving state governments and individuals more control over health insurance, even if this means some seniors and lower-income Americans would get less financial help than they do today. The second is OPTION B: Guaranteeing a certain level of health coverage and financial help for seniors and lower-income Americans, even if this means more federal health spending and a larger role for the federal government. In general, which of these approaches do you prefer?"

 
    Option A Option B Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

2/13-19/17

31 64 3 2  
             

"Now thinking specifically about MEDICAID, the government health insurance and long-term care program for certain low-income adults and children, also known as [INSERT STATE-SPECIFIC NAME HERE]. Would you say the current MEDICAID program is working well for most low-income people covered by the program, or not?"

 
    Working
well
Not working
well
Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

2/13-19/17

61 28 10 1  

 

Public Religion Research Institute. Feb. 10-19, 2017. N=1,020 adults nationwide.

             

"Now, we would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose requiring employers to provide employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost?"

 
    Strongly
favor
Favor Oppose Strongly
oppose
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

2/10-19/17

38 29 15 15 4

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 7-12, 2017. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?"
2012 & earlier: "Do you approve or disapprove of the health care legislation passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/7-12/17

54 43 3    
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

48 47 5    
 

10/20-25/16

46 51 4    
 

4/12-19/16

44 54 3    
 

7/14-20/15

48 49 3    
 

2/18-22/15

45 53 3    
 

11/6-9/14

45 51 4    
 

10/15-20/14

43 51 5    
 

9/2-9/14

44 52 4    
 

4/23-27/14

41 55 4    
 

4/3-6/14

37 50 12    
 

2/27 - 3/16/14

41 53 5    
 

12/3-8/13

41 54 5    
 

10/9-13/13

41 52 7    
 

9/4-8/13

42 53 5    
 

6/28 - 7/9/12

47 43 9    
 

6/7-17/12

43 48 9    
 

4/4-15/12

41 49 10    
 

3/7-11/12

47 45 8    
 

1/5-9/11

41 48 11    

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 13-16, 2017. N=1,257 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted in 2010?" If approve: "Do you strongly approve or somewhat approve?" If disapprove: "Do you somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove?"
7/10 through 2/11: "From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted last March? ..."
3/29 - 4/1/10: "From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the new health care reform bill? ..."
3/18-21/10:
"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the current health care reform bill? ..."
RV = registered voters

 
    Strongly
approve
Somewhat
approve
Somewhat disapprove Strongly
disapprove
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

1/13-16/17

24 24 15 32 5
 

12/9-13/16

24 21 13 37 5
 

10/28 - 11/1/16 RV

17 22 15 39 6
 

10/6-11/16

19 23 12 36 10
 

1/7-10/16

19 22 14 38 8
 

12/4-8/15

20 20 15 37 8
 

6/10-14/15

24 23 14 30 9
 

4/30 - 5/3/15

20 23 14 38 6
 

2/13-17/15

20 24 14 38 4
 

1/9-12/15

22 21 13 37 7
 

10/23-27/14

18 18 14 41 9
 

9/12-15/14

20 21 15 36 7
 

7/29 - 8/4/14

20 21 12 38 8
 

3/20-23/14

20 21 14 39 7
 

1/17-21/14

21 20 16 34 10
 

12/5-8/13

16 23 13 37 11
 

11/15-18/13

15 16 15 46 8
 

10/18-21/13

23 20 14 37 6
 

10/1-2/13

21 22 11 40 6
 

9/19-23/13

17 22 17 34 10
 

7/18-22/13

15 21 18 36 10
 

3/20-24/13

15 20 13 31 22
 

9/8-12/12

21 21 12 34 12
 

8/22-26/12

18 20 14 36 13
 

7/11-16/12

14 22 14 36 14
 

5/31 - 6/3/12

18 16 12 36 18
 

4/13-17/12

18 21 13 34 14
 

3/21-25/12

16 20 17 30 17
 

12/5-7/11

12 23 16 35 14
 

6/3-7/11

14 23 15 33 15
 

2/11-14/11

14 19 17 34 16
 

10/1-5/10

16 23 16 27 18
 

9/10-14/10

15 22 15 34 14
 

7/9-12/10

17 19 16 33 15
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

16 16 14 39 15
 

3/18-21/10

13 24 15 33 15
             

"Which comes closest to your view about the 2010 health care law? The law is working well and should be kept in place as is. There are some good things in the law, but some changes are needed to make it work better. The law has so much wrong with it that it needs to be repealed entirely."

 
    Keep
as is
Changes
needed
Repeal
entirely
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/13-16/17

10 66 22 2  
 

12/9-13/16

9 63 25 2  
             

"If the 2010 health care law is repealed before a replacement has been passed by Congress, how concerned would you be, if at all, that individuals currently covered by the law would not have health insurance: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not at all concerned?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not very
concerned
Not at all
concerned
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

1/13-16/17

59 24 8 7 1

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Jan. 12-15, 2017. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"As you know, Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law with a new law they would propose. How much confidence do you have that a new law proposed by Republicans in Congress to replace Obama's health care law would make things better: a great deal of confidence, quite a bit of confidence, just some confidence, very little confidence, or no confidence at all?" Options rotated. Half sample (Form B).

 
    A great deal
of confidence
Quite a bit
of confidence
Just some
confidence
Very little
confidence
No confidence
at all
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/17

14 12 23 22 28
             

"Have you or your family been helped by any part of the health care law that was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2010?"

 
    Yes No The law hurt
you or your/
family (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/17

31 65 3 1  

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