Half of Republicans support postponing 2020 election if Trump asked

Half of Republicans support postponing 2020 election if Trump asked

Despite all odds, #President Trump is far more popular than #Congress.

After the Senate's failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that eight in 10 Americans (78%) say President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make the current health care law work.

Despite their party controlling both chambers of Congress, only one in six Republicans (16%) approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest yet in 2017.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Democrats used a bus emblazoned with the words "Drive for our Lives" to gin up opposition to vulnerable House Republicans who voted against Obamacare with the aim of upending the GOP's majority in next year's midterm elections.

However, Only 24 percent of Americans judge the Republican dominated Congress a huge success.

The Des Moines Register's Iowa poll last month showed Trump's disapproval climbing to 52 percent.

Asked the same question however about the Democratic leadership, 34% approved of the way they are carrying out their jobs compared to 59% who disapproved.

The poll illustrates that the American people aren't as stupid as Trump believes they are. However, unlike Republicans, Democrats have given Congress fairly low ratings throughout 2017, ranging from 10% to 19%, according to Gallup. Democrats appear to be more positive about the way their leaders in Congress have performed so far.

Congress left for its August recess without passing any sweeping, comprehensive legislation, failing in its attempt to pass something on health care and leaving tax reform on the docket.

The affirmative vote looms large for 21 GOP lawmakers, including Young, who represent competitive congressional districts around the country where Democrat Hillary Clinton won or came close in last year's presidential election. Trump has said the public will blame Democrats for any problems.

56% of respondents said that Republicans should work with Democrats to strike a bi-partisan agreement on changes that should be made to Obamacare. About 68 percent label the Republican dominated Congress a total failure following its inability to repeal and replace Obamacare. Most Democrats (70%) and independents (59%) favor the bi-partisan approach, though almost half of Republicans (49%) and Trump supporters (46%) want Republicans to continue pursuing their own plan to repeal and replace the law.

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