A new CNN poll shows that just 29% of Americans are willing to say that President Donald Trump is “in fact telling the truth about what is happening in America.”
That’s down from 51% last month, when just 36% of respondents agreed with the statement.
The poll was conducted from July 15 to July 19 and had a margin of error of +/- 3%.CNN Poll: Americans Still Back The ACA, But Just Not So Much About It.
CNN Poll: Republicans’ ACA Deflation Is The Real Story.
The survey found that 46% of people said they would like to see Trump “stop trying to repeal and replace Obamacare,” while 33% would prefer to see it remain in place.
That’s up from 36% last September.
The most popular option is keeping Obamacare, with 44% of Republicans saying they would support it.
And a majority of independents (53%) also support keeping the law.
Democrats’ ACA deflation is the real story.
CNN poll: 50% of Democrats Want Obamacare to Remain, Only 36% Say Trump Is In Fact Telling the Truth About It | CNN Poll.
Just 16% of those polled said that Trump is actually telling the American people the truth, while 60% said that he is misleading.
In contrast, 41% of the poll respondents said that the Republicans were “telling the truth” about what they were doing in Congress, and 58% said the same about the Democrats.
The CNN poll found that 47% of voters want Trump to “stop fighting” and “stop pretending that everything is okay” in Washington.
The only way to stop that is to repeal the ACA, with 43% of poll respondents saying that the GOP is trying to “repeal” the law while 41% said Trump is trying “to repeal” it.
That number is down from April, when 47% wanted Trump to stop fighting and 41% wanted him to “defer” repeal.
Democrats should not be surprised that people would rather “defend” their party than “do the right thing.”
They know that repealing the ACA and replacing it with a new one will cost trillions of dollars.
That said, that’s not the only thing they are afraid of.
More than three-quarters of Americans (77%) say that the Democrats have “lost control of Congress” and want to “change things.”
Just 16%, however, believe that Republicans are “doing the right things” and would “change the country” in Congress.
That was down from February, when 75% said Republicans were doing the right.
Another poll by the Pew Research Center last month showed that just 33% of survey respondents thought the Republicans “have the majority of the House of Representatives.”
The other 35% thought the Democrats had the majority and said they should take control of the Senate.
A majority of respondents thought that the White House is “running a successful campaign.”
And a plurality of respondents said they were worried about the impact of the ACA on their healthcare.
Fifty-two percent of those surveyed said they thought that they would be more likely to be able to afford their premiums if Obamacare remained in place, while 38% said they believed the insurance market would be “fairly competitive.”