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Quinnipiac Poll: U.S. Voters Reject GOP Health Plan More Than 3-1; Oppose Medicaid and Planned Parenthood Cuts

Hamden, Connecticut, June 29, 2017 — Despite its new name and some tweaks, American voters disapprove 58 to 16 percent of the Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released June 28.

Disapproval of various versions of the Republican health care plan ranges from 56 to 21 percent to 62 to 17 percent in surveys by the independent Quinnipiac University conducted since March.

On March 24, the House of Representatives cancelled a vote on its first health care bill after a Quinnipiac University poll showed voters disapproved 56 to 17 percent.

In Wednesday’s survey, Republican approval is 37 to 23 percent, with overwhelming opposition among every other listed party, gender, education, age or racial group.

If a U.S. Senator or member of Congress votes for the Republican plan, 46 percent of voters are less likely to support their reelection, with 17 percent more likely and 33 percent who say the health care vote won’t matter in their decision.

Under the Republican plan, their health insurance costs will go up, 41 percent of American voters say, while 10 percent say their costs will go down and 35 percent say costs will stay the same.

“Call it a dressed up retread of the last GOP healthcare plan, or simply a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Americans aren’t buying this latest version of the plan to kill Obamacare,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“And the dismissal comes with the dire warning: If you vote for this one, you may not be around to vote for the next version.”

American voters oppose 71 – 24 percent, including 53 – 39 percent among Republicans, decreasing federal funding for Medicaid.

Voters also oppose 61 – 35 percent cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Opposition to cutting Planned Parenthood funding jumps to 80 – 15 percent, including 67 – 25 percent among Republicans, when it is explained that federal funding for Planned Parenthood is used only for non-abortion health services such as breast cancer screenings.

American voters support 60 – 33 percent “an expansion of Medicare that would make it available to any American who wants it, also known as universal health care.” Republicans oppose this idea 57 – 33 percent, while every other listed group supports it by wide margins.