Fox News poll: 54% oppose Obamacare replacement

By Andrew V. Pestano Follow @AVPLive9 Contact the Author   |   Updated March 16, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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March 16 (UPI) -- A Fox News poll shows 54 percent of registered voters oppose the American Health Care Act, the Republican's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

The AHCA, which was unveiled last week by Republicans in the House of Representatives, is favored by 34 percent, compared to 54 percent who oppose the proposed bill. When asked why they oppose the AHCA, 67 percent said it was because the Republican plan makes too many changes to Obamacare, compared to 21 percent who said it does not make enough changes.

When split along party lines, 69 percent of Republicans and 7 percent of Democrats said they favor the AHCA, while 15 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of Democrats said they opposed the AHCA.

In the poll, 93 percent of people said they had health insurance and 77 percent viewed their insurance positively.

Forty-nine percent of people said they believe Obamacare will collapse if left as is, while 46 percent disagreed and 6 percent said they didn't know.

The Fox News poll also shows Trump's approval rating dipped from 48 percent in February to 43 percent in March.

The poll, which has a 3 percent margin of error, was conducted by telephone with live interviewers from Sunday through Tuesday among a random national sample of 1,008 U.S. registered voters.

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