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Poll: GOP Health Care Bill Unpopular With Republican Voters, Too

   DailyWire.com

If you had any doubts about the unpopularity of the GOP health care bill, try this: a new Quinnipiac poll shows only 41 percent of Republicans support the bill, with 24 percent disapproving of it. As Allahpundit of HotAir notes, Republicans “normally break upwards of 80/10 on Trump measures.” He adds, “And it appears that they dislike it on the merits, not due to knee-jerk opposition to Trump: WaPo points out that Trump’s own approval rating in yesterday’s Quinnipiac poll was roughly twice as high as the bill’s rating in today’s poll across various groups.”

Even more disturbing for Republicans who are thinking of caving in to pressure from the White House, the poll shows 46 percent of voters say they will be less likely to vote for that person, while 19 percent say they will be more likely.

Trump and the GOP’s numbers on the bill are going south: the Quinnipiac poll shows voters disapproving of Trump’s handling of health care, with only 29 percent approving and 61 percent disapproving; last week Fox News’ numbers showed 35 percent approving and 55 percent disapproving.

Allahpundit continues by remarking about the numbers when it comes to cutting Medicaid:

The best numbers of any group come from Republicans, and even they’re far underwater at 39/54. Remember, the original version of the GOP bill called for delaying the Medicaid rollback until 2020. Trump agreed to accelerate the rollback to make conservatives happy, moving it up to 2018. Imagine being a moderate Republican in the House or Senate, staring at these poll numbers, and realizing that the bill is actually moving in the opposite direction from what would make it more popular.

Even more disturbingly for Republicans who are thinking of caving to pressure from the White House, the poll shows 46 percent of voters say they will be less likely to vote for that person, while 19 percent say they will be more likely.

It doesn’t look like conservatives are going to bend to Trump;