You are on page 1of 2

CBS NEWS POLL

Few Feel They Have a Good Understanding of the Republican Health Care Plan
June 15-18, 2017

Q39. Which comes closest to your view about the 2010 Health Care Law? The law is working well and
should be kept in place as is, there are some good things in the law, but some changes are needed to
make it work better, the law has so much wrong with it that it needs to be repealed and replaced
entirely?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
The law should be kept in place as is 12 10 16 11
Some changes are needed 57 40 69 58
The law has needs to be repealed 28 49 14 27
Don't know/No answer 3 1 2 4

Q38. As you may know, Republicans in Congress passed a bill in the House of Representatives to repeal
and replace the 2010 health care law. From what you have heard or read, do you approve or disapprove
this plan? IF APPROVE: Do you strongly approve or somewhat approve? IF DISAPPROVE: Do you
somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove?)

Strongly approve 14 30 6 10
Somewhat approve 18 33 8 17
Somewhat disapprove 19 12 20 21
Strongly disapprove 40 11 64 39
Don't know/No answer 10 14 4 13

Q45. Republicans in the Senate are currently discussing their own version of a health care bill. Should
Senate Republicans discuss their plans privately without sharing details until the bill is ready, or do you
feel the Republicans in the Senate should discuss their plans publicly as they work on the details of the
bill?

Discuss privately 25 41 18 22
Discuss publicly 73 56 81 76
Don't know/No answer 2 3 1 2

Q40. From what you've heard or read, do you think the Republicans health care plans will mostly help
you personally, will mostly hurt you personally, or don't you think they will have much of an effect on
you personally?

Help 15 30 5 14
Hurt 33 11 54 31
No effect 45 52 38 47
Don't know/No answer 6 6 3 8
Q41. Do you feel you have a good understanding of what the Republicans health care plans would do,
or havent you heard enough about them yet?

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
Good understanding 23 19 27 22
Havent heard enough yet 76 81 72 76
Dont know/No answer 1 - 1 2

Unweighted Weighted
Total Respondents 1,117

Total Republicans 262 270


Total Democrats 374 345
Total Independents 481 502