Rasmussen Reports today released its third-quarter health care report, which found that a majority of Americans, including 73 percent of Republicans, support repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a major political accomplishment in the current political environment.
The Rasmussen Reports national survey found that 71 percent of Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s efforts to get rid of the Affordable Covered Care Act and 64 percent approve of the Republican Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the law.
The survey also found that 56 percent of people support Medicaid expansion in the United States, with 57 percent opposed.
On the Democratic side, 57 percent of Democrats approve of Republican Rep. John Faso’s effort to repeal the ACA, while 49 percent disapprove of Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman’s efforts.
On the Republican side, 51 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove.
The survey found support for Trump’s repeal effort among all demographic groups, including white, male and Republican.
Democrats were more likely than Republicans to favor repealing the ACA and Trump’s effort.
In addition to Republicans and independents, majorities of voters in all age groups, as well as younger people, favor repealing and/or replacing the ACA.
The support for repealing and reducing the federal government’s role in health care has grown in recent years, with 58 percent of voters under 30 supporting repeal and 25 percent supporting repeal, according to the survey.
The report also found broad support for the Republican effort to replace the ACA with something more akin to a state-run health insurance plan.
Fifty-four percent of respondents favored this approach, while 40 percent opposed it and 7 percent were unsure.
The overall results were similar to a recent CNN/ORC poll.
The CNN/Orc poll was conducted March 6-10 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
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