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

             

"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
 
    % % % %  
 

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  
             

"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    
 

Republicans

42 24 34    
 

Democrats

4 83 13    
 

Independents

20 56 24    
 
 

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  
             

"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
 
    % % % %  
 

5/17-23/17

20 44 31 5  
 

Republicans

47 9 40 4  
 

Democrats

5 73 18 5  
 

Independents

17 41 37 5  
 
 

3/16-21/17

19 46 29 6  

 

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    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). May 11-13, 2017. N=800 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"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  
    % % % %  
 

ALL

23 48 28 1  
 

Republicans

52 15      
 

Democrats

4 77      
 

Independents

18 44      

 

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

             

"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
   
    % % %    
 

5/4-9/17

64 32 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    

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. March 22-27, 2017. N=1,062 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"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
    % % % % %
 

3/22-27/17

18 46 7 26 3
 

2/15-19/17

21 39 7 29 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 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
   
    % % %    
 

3/16-21/17

22 74 4    
             

"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.

             

"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?" Options rotated
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
   
    % % %    
 

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    
             

"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, 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?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

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    
             

"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. 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  
    % % % %  
 

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  
             

"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  

 

Pew Research Center. Jan. 4-9, 2017. N=1,502 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"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
   
    % % %    
 

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.

 
      1/4-9/17 1/23 -
2/9/14
   
      % %    
 
 

Is gov't responsibility

60 47    
 

Single, gov't-run system

28 21    
 

Mix of private, gov't

29 23    
 

Unsure/Refused

3 2    
 
 

Is not gov't responsibility

38 50    
 

Gov't not involved

5 6    
 

Continue Medicare, Medicaid

32 43    
 

Unsure/Refused

1 1    
 
 

Unsure if gov't responsibility

2 3    

Health policy continued


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