NORC Poll: Most Americans want independent Russia probe

Posted April 02, 2017

Though the president has been in office for ten weeks now, the results of the latest poll conducted by McClatchy-Marist show that only 38 percent of registered voters approve of the job he has done so far. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.

Almost 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

- Along with health care, majorities of Americans also disapprove of Trump's handling of foreign policy, immigration, the budget deficit and taxes.

An overwhelming 8 in 10 opposed the Republican proposal to let insurers boost premiums on older people. Among independents, six in 10 disapprove.

But 57 percent thought his policies have most favored people who are upper-income, while 26 percent thought they have favored middle-income.

"His campaign promise was great health care for everyone, for all Americans at great prices", said Raymond Brown, 64, a Republican and retired truck driver from Rio Grande, New Jersey. Instead, Republicans have both failed to achieve one of their central campaign promises and, in the process, made doing so in the future substantially more hard.

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The group played a pivotal role in the failure last week of the House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. This is part of the reason many in the group were big Trump backers - they felt like he shared their "outsider" roots.

More than half - 51 percent - said they disapproved.

The results underscore that annulling Obama's statute is not an issue to be trifled with. That's down slightly since January, when 50 percent supported it. After validation of age, personal ownership and non-business use of the mobile phone, interviews are typically conducted with the person answering the phone.

The drop in support came during the week that the American Health Care Act, the Republican Party's health care bill, failed to pass in the House, a stunning setback for GOP lawmakers that laid bare their internal divisions between moderate and conservative factions.

Fifty-eight percent disapproved of his overall performance as president, not much different from his negative grade on health care.

If reputable polling means anything to anymore any more, the findings in a new McClatchy-Marist Poll should signal to the White House and Republican leaders in congress hell bent on scuttling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [ACA] that they are now swimming up stream against an increasing tide of Americans who want the law expanded, not contracted or eliminated as the American Health Care Act Republicans tried to pass last week would do. And most Americans - 56pc - describe the national economy as good, while 43pc describe it as poor.