The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would be the most expensive piece of legislation ever passed in Congress, and it would be more expensive than any other bill ever passed.
And it would also be more unpopular than any previous GOP effort to repeal the law, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In fact, the survey shows Republicans have a more favorable image of the ACA than any Democratic bill to repeal it.
“In the end, the Republicans have the advantage in the polling,” said Sarah Kliff, a political science professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
“They’re doing it in the face of a massive public backlash.”
The poll found that 58 percent of Americans disapprove of the GOP’s repeal efforts, compared to just 22 percent who approve.
The numbers are higher for the Democrats, who are slightly more likely to approve of the repeal effort than to disapprove.
And the public has more concerns about the bill’s impact on the economy and the nation’s health care system.
The poll also found that Americans are more pessimistic about the health care law than they were before the bill was enacted.
The Kaiser survey found that 59 percent of people have a favorable opinion of the health law, while just 23 percent have a negative view.
Kliff said she doesn’t think that the poll shows that the repeal of the Affordable Act is going to be popular.
She pointed out that the health-care law has not been popular before, with 55 percent of voters disapproving of the law before it took effect in 2013.
But Kliff said the poll also shows that Republicans’ plans to repeal are likely to be unpopular.
The poll shows the public’s support for repealing the Affordable Health Care Act has dropped significantly, and now stands at just 42 percent.
The next largest group, Americans who say they would vote for Republicans in the general election, are about the same as before.
Kaiser also found a strong partisan divide on the health reform, with Democrats far more likely than Republicans to disapprove of its repeal.
But Republicans have also gained ground among Democrats on the repeal, with 46 percent approving and 42 percent disapproving.
A majority of Democrats also believe the law’s Medicaid expansion is working, with 65 percent of Democrats saying it is working well compared to 28 percent of Republicans.
And 53 percent of Democratic voters approve of Obamacare’s expansion of health insurance coverage, compared with 34 percent of GOP voters.
Democrats are also more likely now to believe that health insurance premiums are too high for many Americans, compared a year ago.
That’s a new partisan divide from the 2015 health-reform bill, but Republicans’ approval ratings are now higher than those of Democrats.
Even if Republicans win the 2018 midterm elections, their legislative agenda to replace the ACA remains unpopular, according.
The Kaiser poll also finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t think Congress is doing enough to repeal Obamacare.
In fact, Democrats are more likely today than Republicans were two years ago to say Congress is not doing enough, according the survey.
Democrats are also much more likely that the Congressional Budget Office will conclude that the ACA’s Medicaid expansions are working well, compared two years earlier.
Republicans have also been losing ground on their plans to replace Obamacare over the past two years.
They are now viewed as far less likely to have a positive opinion of their legislative accomplishments than they did two years prior.
But they are still much more enthusiastic about their legislative achievements, and they are also significantly more likely, according this survey.
Republicans also are much more concerned than Democrats about the effects of their repeal on the nation and on the country’s health system.
Republicans are much less likely than Democrats to say that they think the ACA has contributed to a decrease in the number of people with health problems or to say they are worried about the public health.
And while Republicans are slightly less likely now than they have been to say the ACA is a factor in the nation with more than 500,000 people with cancer, they are significantly more apt to say it has contributed significantly to a reduction in the country with 500,00 or fewer people with chronic conditions.
Despite the political differences, the Kaiser poll shows Americans remain united on their opposition to repealing the ACA.
The survey found 57 percent of respondents want to see the law repealed while just 29 percent want to keep it.
That is the lowest approval rating for the repeal legislation, but it is also far more positive than any Republican repeal bill in recent memory.
It also shows the Republicans are far more willing to take the blame for the health problems that they are trying to fix than the Democrats.