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Hey, Dems: Just voting against Trump isn't enough to win

Far fewer want Republicans to continue working on their own plan to repeal and replace the law (21%) or move on to other priorities (21%).

Trump has threatened to end funding to insurers to cover cost-sharing subsidies that cover the out-of-pocket health expenses for millions of low-income people buying coverage on the Obamacare exchanges.

Only 17 percent of the public — and 40 percent of Republicans — think the Trump administration should take steps to make the health law fail, the survey said.

Of the 78% who said the Trump administration should do what it can to sustain Obamacare, 51% were Trump supporters. Their defections completely stalled the health care reform process in Congress, even as insurance companies continue to exit the individual insurance markets in counties and states around the country. Most Republicans (58%) and Trump supporters (59%) support these hardball negotiating tactics.

About 60 percent of people says that Trump and congressional Republicans are responsible for any problems with the health law. Trump wants to move on to tax reform and infrastructure but the Affordable Healthcare Act, an imploding law that Republicans can not fix and will not repeal, stands in the way. "Unless Trump and the GOP can stop their polling side, it doesn't seem like conditions will be very good for Republicans in 2018".

This month's survey again finds more of the public holding a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act than an unfavorable one (52% vs. 39%). Only 34 percent of Americans agree with him, while 62 percent favor moving on, including 47 percent of Republicans, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Friday.

The poll found that 52 percent have a positive view of Obama's law, a 9 percentage point increase since Trump was elected last November. The Republican Party's slim majority in the Senate allows for no dissent, and it took just seven undocumented Democrats within the GOP ranks to scuttle the last attempt at full repeal.

According to recent CNN polling, a majority of Americans still disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, which was passed in 2010. The poll illustrates that the American people aren't as stupid as Trump believes they are. Premiums could jump as high as 49 percent.

The poll was "based on telephone interviews conducted August 2-6, 2017, with a random sample of 1,017 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia". Both the random digit dial landline and cell phone samples were provided by Marketing Systems Group (MSG).

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