Fox News recently released a poll, which surveyed 1,009 registered voters found that 36 percent of respondents approve of the way Trump is handling health care, with 55 percent disapproving.
Even ObamaCare is more popular than the GOP tax law, according to the same poll. The 2010 health-care law received a 51 percent approval rating, compared with an overall 40 percent for the 2017 Republican tax cuts.
Congressional Republicans tried and repeatedly failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year, but they continue to criticize it and have defunded various aspects. Additionally, the marketing budget was slashed so that fewer Americans would be aware of the open enrollment period last year.
Democrats say the Trump administration has been working to undermine the law through new regulations, and Trump has taken credit for “essentially” repealing ObamaCare.
The tax measure was signed into law by Trump in December and was framed as an attempt to save the middle and working class, but actually ended up doing more for corporations, capital gains, and estate taxes.
Republican leaders in Washington continue to praise the tax cuts for small businesses and individuals, though the issue has not gotten as much attention on the campaign trail ahead of the midterm elections in November. That is surely a disappointment as the Trump tax scheme was pretty much the GOP’s only accomplishment during Trump’s tenure.
Conversely, Democrats are making healthcare a huge issue ahead of the midterms and polls such as the one conducted by Fox News indicate that staying on that issue is a sound strategy.
The poll was conducted Aug. 19–21 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.