Letting Obamacare implode might be Trump's least popular position yet

Sixty per cent of Americans say it’s a “good thing” that President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers failed to pass legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare, according to the August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.

A large majority of the public disapproves of Trump’s suggestion that Republicans “let Obamacare implode” and move on to other policy priorities — 78% of those polled said Trump should do what he can to make the law work.

A majority — 57% — say they want Republicans to work across the aisle to make fixes to former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, also known as the Affordable Care Act. And equal shares of respondents (21%) said they want the GOP to continue working on its own replacement bill or to abandon their efforts altogether.

Of the 78% who said the Trump administration should do what it can to sustain Obamacare, 51% were Trump supporters. Just 17% said the Trump administration should undermine Obamacare or let it fail. Notably, a large majority believe that Trump and the GOP are responsible for any problems with Obamacare going forward.

Kaiser health pollKaiser Health NewsNearly 80% of Americans say the Trump administration should do what they can to make Obamacare work.

The survey was conducted between August 1 and 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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