GOP Senators Tweet Trump in Support of McConnell

GOP Senators Tweet Trump in Support of McConnell

The collapse of the yearslong Republican quest to dismantle "Obamacare" has been a bitter pill for House Republicans who voted for GOP legislation in May, only to see the drive fall apart in the Senate two weeks ago. That could be a bad sign for Republicans as they prepare to defend their House and Senate majorities in the 2018 elections.

The GOP-controlled Senate failed to pass a health bill before it left for a summer break last week.

Trump has been publicly browbeating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to continue trying to pass legislation tearing down Obama's 2010 overhaul. A number of GOP lawmakers pointedly reminded Trump and other Republican critics that it was McConnell who ensured the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Citing the "reality of the complexity of legislating" and the president's inexperience in government, McConnell said that he found criticism of the lack of progress "extremely irritating". About half of Republicans and supporters of President Trump say the Trump administration should do what they can to make the law work (52 percent and 51 percent, respectively) while about four in ten say they should do what they can to make the law fail (40 percent and 39 percent, respectively).

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Donald Trump's threat to sabotage Obamacare would generate a huge backlash for him and Republicans, according to a new poll.

Going forward, most respondents said they wanted Trump and the Republicans to abandon their attempts to repeal ObamaCare and instead focus on shoring up the healthcare markets and stabilizing the law. "But if Democrats keep this generic ballot lead at least in the high single digits, you have to take their chances of retaking the House seriously", said Geoffrey Skelley, a political forecaster at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. While around 6 in 10 overall say Trump should not use such disruptive tactics, a majority of Republicans back that approach. Since insurers are legally required to reduce those costs, they say blocking the subsidies would force them to increase premiums for millions who buy private insurance, including those whose expenses aren't being reduced. Favorable views have increased 9 percentage points since the 2016 presidential election, with the trend occurring among Democrats, independents, and Republicans.

Kaiser contacted 1,211 adults for this survey from August 1 to 6 via landline and cellphone calls. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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