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).

Real Madrid Set For Barcelona Clash In Spanish Cup
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his players look dejected as Real Madrid players lift the trophy. He then backed that up with a La Liga and European double in 2016-17 - Real's first since 1958.

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.

Related Articles

  • Buffalo Bills reshape team in two surprising trades with Rams and Eagles

    Buffalo Bills reshape team in two surprising trades with Rams and Eagles

    McVay had DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder last season and you may wonder which one of those will Watkins be. McDermott's first draft class - general manager Doug Whaley was gone shortly thereafter - looks promising.
    Mayweather Intends To KO McGregor

    Mayweather Intends To KO McGregor

    They really are legends, and will never ever forget this gesture! That's the mentality that has allowed me to stay undefeated. Speaking about Conor's kind gesture, Mick said, "Just the craziest thing of all time!"
    Sonic Mania PC Version Delayed

    Sonic Mania PC Version Delayed

    They're pushing it back for a reason, and that two weeks is clearly what they need for the PC version to be where they want it. Using this code will add the game to your library, but it won't be available until the 29th.
  • Bills Acquire Jordan Matthews From Eagles For EJ Gaines

    Bills Acquire Jordan Matthews From Eagles For EJ Gaines

    He has 153 catches for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns in three seasons, but topped 1,000 yards just once, in 2015. But he understands the reasoning. "It was emotional", Ertz said. "Couldn't ask for a better teammate & friend".
    New Zealand's Reserve Bank leaves official cash rate unchanged

    New Zealand's Reserve Bank leaves official cash rate unchanged

    But he said headline inflation was likely to decline in coming quarters as the effects of higher fuel and food prices dissipate. It notes that the exchange rate increased since May monetary policy largely due to a weaker dollar.
    Pig organ transplants in humans move one step closer

    Pig organ transplants in humans move one step closer

    Now though, the Harvard team has used CRISPR gene editing to create dozens of apparently healthy pigs with no trace of PERV genes. Other scientists express skepticism saying a lot more research is needed before xenotransplantation becomes widely available.
  • Trump to launch investigation into China trade violations

    Trump to launch investigation into China trade violations

    If an investigation begins, the USA government could seek remedies either through the World Trade Organization or outside of it. They were not authorized to publicly discuss the private call and spoke on condition of anonymity.
    So who got the best of the Bills, Rams and Eagles trades?

    So who got the best of the Bills, Rams and Eagles trades?

    Turn out the lights on the Buffalo Bills' 2017 season, because it is over before it started. The moves were made day after Buffalo opened its preseason with a 17-10 loss to Minnesota.
    Newborn baby found in grassy area cover in ants

    Newborn baby found in grassy area cover in ants

    Authorities said they found evidence that the baby was born inside the apartment and then taken outside and placed on the ground. Neighbors questioned why the mother had left the baby outside the apartments when there is a hospital less than a block away.
  • Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

    Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

    That's what they did tonight, and the better man won on the day. "I gave 110 per cent", he said in the immediate aftermath. The 5,000 metres was Sir Mo's last track event at a championships before he concentrates on marathon racing.

    Coutinho Hands in Transfer Request, Wants Barca Move

    But there are conflicting reports over Coutinho's transfer request, with a number of reliable Liverpool sources rubbishing Sky's report.
    Dolphins rookie Raekwon McMillan injuries knee against Falcons

    Dolphins rookie Raekwon McMillan injuries knee against Falcons

    This offseason, they brought in Lawrence Timmons from the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the more underrated moves of the offseason. Also injured during the first quarter of the game was cornerback Walt Aikens, one of the Dolphins' top special teams players.