Just over one in four Americans support the Republican bill and its proposed changes to health care. Nearly half the public opposes it. Republicans continue to give the GOP proposal majority support, but the 56% approval recorded in this poll among Republicans for their party’s plan this week is the lowest percentage in Economist/YouGov polls this year.
Meanwhile, the much-criticized Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as “Obamacare”) gets the support of nearly half the public, with 42% disapproving. Democrats overwhelmingly favor the ACA, Republicans do not, and independents divide evenly. On another question, more say they would rather expand the ACA or keep it as it is than would repeal it now.