Only 20% of Americans more likely to vote for senator who supports AHCA, survey finds

Congresspeople's stance on the American Health Care Act could have an effect on their chances for reelection, a May 25 national poll from Quinnipiac University found.


Just 20 percent of American voters indicated they are more likely to vote for a senator or member of Congress who supports the AHCA, while 44 percent said they are less likely. Thirty-one percent of respondents said the issue won't affect their vote.

Here are four more findings from the report.

1. More than half of Americans — 57 percent — disapprove of the House-approved AHCA, while 20 percent approve of the bill.

2. Among independent voters, just 17 percent are more likely to support a candidate who aligns with the AHCA, while 41 percent are less likely. About 42 percent of Republicans said they would support a candidate for reelection who supports the bill.

3. American voters have varying ideas of how the AHCA would affect coverage rates and prices. Forty-four percent of Americans believe health insurance costs would go up under the plan, while 12 percent believe they will go down and 33 percent think they will stay the same.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents believe fewer Americans will be covered under the GOP plan, while 11 percent think more will be covered and 21 percent believe the number of covered Americans will remain the same.

4. More than half — 62 percent — of voters disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling healthcare, while 32 percent give him their approval. Half of Americans believe he should not support efforts to repeal the ACA.


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