The big talk of the day politically-speaking is about the new healthcare bill put forth by the GOP.The legislation has been incredibly divisive with some in Congress saying it doesn’t go far enough in repealing Obamacare, nor honor the promise of the Trump administration to rid our country of this scourge once and for all.
Much debate has been had on the topic and continues even now, as Donald Trump delivered an ultimatum to Congress: vote today or never.
Now, a new poll — put together by Democrats — is stating that Republicans favorability with voters has dropped 33 precent.
Having said that, would you expect a poll paid for by Democrat super PAC to yield any other kind of result.Breitbart is reporting, Democrats are cheering a new poll which shows that likely 2018 voters shift 33 points away from incumbent GOP legislators once they are given negative information about House Speaker Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill.
“Voters [in GOP districts] move from approving of their congressperson by 12 points(46% approve, 34% disapprove) to disapproving by 21 points (35% approve,56% disapprove) — a net shift of 33 percentage points,” says Priorities USA, which commissioned the poll of 1,001 likely voters into the popularity of Ryancare, or the American Health Care Act.
The Ryancare bill is intended to supplant Obamacare’s takeover of the nation’s healthcare sector.The March 24 Priorities memo declared:
After hearing a positive argument in favor of the GOP plan, information about its provisions and consequences, and messages against their own incumbent for supporting it, we are able to really move the needle in a way that is rarely driven by a single issue, as it is in this case…The top-testing message against the GOP proposal (as drafted at the time of fielding) is that it allows insurance companies to charge people over age fifty five times more than younger people for their care—with 61% of voters saying this raises “very” big concerns for them. This is the top-testing message among key target groups, garnering “very” big concerns among 75% of those who move on their vote, 66% of independents, 53% of Obama-Trump voters, and 69% of white non-college women.
Granted, it’s totally possible that a huge chunk of voters aren’t happy about the apparent compromises of the new bill being proposed, but again, the left isn’t known for objectivity in these sort of matters.
One important thing to take into consideration when looking at the division the legislation is causing is the fact that this is a huge deal for the American people and for the 2018 election.
If a satisfactory replacement for Obamacare isn’t crafted, voters who put their trust in the GOP to actually get rid of this junk and fix the system using the free market will not be best pleased.
The future of our health care depends on this — but no less than the futures of the lawmakers voting.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]