May 25, 2017 - GOP Health Plan Backers Could Feel Pain At The Polls, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Only 20 Percent Of U.S. Voters Support Plan Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Only 20 percent of American voters say they are more likely to vote for a Senator or member of Congress who supports the revised Republican health care plan, while 44 percent say they are less likely and 31 percent say this issue won't affect their vote, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

American voters disapprove of the new health proposal 57 - 20 percent, compared to a 56 - 21 percent disapproval in a May 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University, shortly after the revised plan passed the House of Representatives. Republicans in the House cancelled a vote on the first attempt to "repeal and replace" Obamacare on March 23, the day a Quinnipiac University poll showed voters opposed the idea 56 - 17 percent.

Among independent voters, a key bloc, only 17 percent are more likely to support an elected official who backs the health care plan, while 41 percent are less likely. Republicans are the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group to support the health care plan, by a lackluster 42 - 24 percent, and the only group where more voters say they would support a candidate for reelection who backs the latest health care plan.

"Advisory to Republicans who support the replacement for Obamacare: Backing this bill could be very hazardous to your political health," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"What was heralded as a cure for a failing plan could have toxic side effects."

Under the Republican health care plan, their health insurance costs will go up, 44 percent of American voters say, while 12 percent say they will go down and 33 percent say they will stay the same.

Fewer Americans will be covered under the GOP plan, 57 percent of voters say, while 11 percent say more will be covered and 21 percent say it will be about the same.

Voters disapprove 62 - 32 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling health care and say 50 - 45 percent that he should not support efforts to repeal Obamacare. Attitudes on Democrats, Republicans in Congress

American voters disapprove 70 - 21 percent of the way Republicans in Congress are doing their job and disapprove 63 - 28 percent of the way Democrats in Congress are doing their job.

Favorability ratings for congressional leaders are all negative:
  • 27 - 54 percent for House Speaker Paul Ryan;
  • 30 - 50 percent for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi;
  • 15 - 47 percent for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell;
  • 29 - 34 percent for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trump and the Media
American voters disapprove 57 - 39 percent of the way the media covers President Trump, and disapprove 62 - 35 percent of the way Trump talks about the media.

Voters trust the media more than Trump, 53 - 34 percent, to tell the truth about important issues.

A total of 86 percent of voters, including 69 percent of Republicans, say it is "very important" or "somewhat important" that the media hold public officials accountable.

Trump and his administration make statements without evidence to support them "very often," 50 percent of voters say, while 22 percent say, "somewhat often."

From May 17 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,404 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              21%    44%     7%    19%    21%    21%    21%    25%
Disapprove           70     47     88     71     71     70     73     67
DK/NA                 9      9      4      9      8     10      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              18%    22%    21%    21%    23%    22%    23%    17%
Disapprove           66     70     74     70     70     70     70     72
DK/NA                15      8      5      9      7      8      7     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job? (* High also 34%, ** Low also 12%)
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         21      70       9
May 10, 2017         22      71       7
Apr 19, 2017         24      68       7
Apr 04, 2017         21      70       9
Mar 22, 2017         29      64       7
Feb 22, 2017         31      62       8
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3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              28%     6%    57%    20%    25%    31%    33%    23%
Disapprove           63     90     33     70     67     58     59     70
DK/NA                 9      4     10     10      7     11      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              31%    27%    30%    27%    25%    31%    28%    30%
Disapprove           55     65     64     66     69     60     64     59
DK/NA                14      8      6      8      6      9      8     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job? (* Low also 24%)
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         28      63       9
May 10, 2017         34      58       9
Apr 19, 2017         29      63       7
Apr 04, 2017         34      57       9
Mar 22, 2017         30      60      10
Feb 22, 2017         32      59       8
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6. Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            27%    52%     9%    29%    31%    23%    28%    36%
Unfavorable          54     26     75     54     55     52     61     44
Hvn't hrd enough     17     19     15     15     11     23      9     17
REFUSED               2      4      1      2      3      1      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            18%    25%    31%    32%    33%    31%    32%    15%
Unfavorable          52     60     53     49     54     51     52     56
Hvn't hrd enough     28     13     14     16     10     16     13     28
REFUSED               2      2      2      3      4      2      3      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Paul Ryan favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
May 25, 2017         27      54      17       2
May 10, 2017         24      56      19       1
Apr 04, 2017         28      52      18       2
Mar 22, 2017         27      48      24       2
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7. Is your opinion of Nancy Pelosi favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            30%     4%    59%    23%    25%    34%    35%    21%
Unfavorable          50     81     19     58     58     44     54     58
Hvn't hrd enough     18     11     21     17     15     21      9     20
REFUSED               2      3      1      1      1      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            16%    31%    34%    35%    23%    32%    28%    36%
Unfavorable          46     48     53     51     62     50     56     35
Hvn't hrd enough     36     18     12     13     13     16     14     28
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Nancy Pelosi favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
May 25, 2017         30      50      18       2
May 10, 2017         31      48      19       1 
Apr 04, 2017         30      47      21       2
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8. Is your opinion of Mitch McConnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            15%    33%     6%    14%    19%    12%    17%    19%
Unfavorable          47     30     62     48     51     43     60     38
Hvn't hrd enough     36     33     32     36     28     42     22     41
REFUSED               2      4      -      3      2      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            10%    10%    18%    22%    21%    15%    18%     9%
Unfavorable          39     52     48     48     51     47     49     41
Hvn't hrd enough     50     37     31     27     26     36     31     48
REFUSED               -      1      3      3      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitch McConnell favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
May 25, 2017         15      47      36       2
May 10, 2017         16      48      35       1
Apr 04, 2017         14      47      37       2
Feb 07, 2017         20      40      38       2
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9. Is your opinion of Chuck Schumer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            29%     8%    51%    26%    29%    29%    38%    21%
Unfavorable          34     60     11     36     40     28     38     34
Hvn't hrd enough     36     30     36     36     30     41     23     42
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      1      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            23%    34%    31%    29%    28%    31%    29%    28%
Unfavorable          22     33     36     38     42     30     36     26
Hvn't hrd enough     54     32     31     31     28     37     33     45
REFUSED               -      1      3      2      2      1      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Chuck Schumer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (* "Charles")
                     Fav     Unfav   HvntHrd REF
 
May 25, 2017         29      34      36       2
May 10, 2017         25      34      39       2
Apr 04, 2017         25      36      38       1
Feb 07, 2017*        26      31      41       2
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the news media has covered President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              39%     7%    71%    36%    34%    44%    45%    29%
Disapprove           57     91     23     60     63     50     52     67
DK/NA                 4      2      6      3      2      6      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              29%    42%    41%    44%    31%    43%    37%    46%
Disapprove           66     53     56     52     67     52     59     50
DK/NA                 5      4      3      4      2      4      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the news media has covered President Trump?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         39      57       4
May 10, 2017         37      58       5
Mar 07, 2017         41      53       6
Feb 22, 2017         45      50       4
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump talks about the media?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              35%    70%     5%    37%    43%    28%    32%    46%
Disapprove           62     25     93     61     54     69     66     52
DK/NA                 3      5      2      3      3      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              32%    35%    37%    35%    45%    34%    39%    25%
Disapprove           64     63     61     62     53     64     59     71
DK/NA                 4      2      2      4      2      2      2      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump talks about the media?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         35      62       3
May 10, 2017         31      65       3
Mar 07, 2017         37      60       3
Feb 22, 2017         35      61       4
 
 
21. Who do you trust more to tell you the truth about important issues: President Trump or the news media?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                34%    76%     4%    35%    39%    30%    32%    47%
News Media           53     13     89     49     47     59     58     39
DK/NA                13     11      7     16     14     12     10     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Trump                24%    30%    40%    39%    41%    38%    40%    20%
News Media           55     54     53     53     44     53     49     65
DK/NA                21     16      7      9     15      9     12     15
 
TREND: Who do you trust more to tell you the truth about important issues: President Trump or the news media?
                     Trump   News    DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         34      53      13
May 10, 2017         31      57      12
Mar 07, 2017         37      53      10
Feb 22, 2017         37      52      10
 
 
28. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - health care?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              32%    74%     3%    32%    37%    27%    31%    43%
Disapprove           62     17     93     62     57     67     65     47
DK/NA                 6      9      3      6      6      5      4     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              22%    29%    39%    34%    40%    34%    37%    18%
Disapprove           74     67     56     58     53     59     56     79
DK/NA                 4      4      5      8      7      7      7      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling health care?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         32      62       6
May 11, 2017         28      66       6
Apr 20, 2017         29      65       6
Apr 04, 2017         28      64       9
Mar 23, 2017         29      61      10
 
 
38. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - lower taxes on the wealthy, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           23%    44%     9%    24%    27%    20%    22%    24%
No                   72     48     90     72     69     75     73     70
DK/NA                 5      8      1      5      4      5      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           16%    24%    25%    26%    26%    20%    23%    22%
No                   81     71     70     69     68     74     71     76
DK/NA                 3      5      5      5      5      6      5      2
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........
                            30-    50-    100-
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K
 
Yes/Should           18%    22%    20%    29%    34%
No                   76     75     74     68     59
DK/NA                 6      4      6      3      7
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should lower taxes on the wealthy, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         23      72       5
May 11, 2017         18      77       5
Apr 20, 2017         21      75       4
Apr 05, 2017         21      72       7
Mar 24, 2017         22      74       5
Mar 08, 2017         21      74       5
Feb 23, 2017         18      76       6
Nov 23, 2016         29      67       4
 
 
39. As president, do you think Donald Trump should - support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should           45%    87%    15%    46%    51%    40%    41%    54%
No                   50     11     82     49     45     55     56     40
DK/NA                 4      2      3      5      4      4      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           39%    47%    49%    46%    52%    44%    48%    40%
No                   58     51     47     49     44     52     48     57
DK/NA                 2      3      4      5      4      4      4      3
 
TREND: As president, do you think Donald Trump should support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         45      50       4
May 11, 2017         44      53       3
Apr 20, 2017         44      53       2
Apr 05, 2017         42      54       4
Mar 23, 2017         45      51       5
Mar 08, 2017         45      51       4
Feb 23, 2017         43      54       3
Feb 08, 2017         46      50       4
Jan 12, 2017         48      47       5
 
 
40. Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the healthcare law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Repeal all           19%    44%     2%    16%    22%    15%    17%    24%
Repeal parts         48     49     40     56     50     47     49     51
Should not repeal    30      5     55     25     26     34     32     21
DK/NA                 3      2      3      3      2      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Repeal all           15%    19%    20%    18%    22%    20%    21%    13%
Repeal parts         45     50     48     51     52     48     50     43
Should not repeal    38     29     29     27     24     29     27     40
DK/NA                 2      3      2      5      2      3      2      4
 
TREND: Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the healthcare law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act? (*President-elect)
                     Repeal  Repeal  Not
                     All     Parts   Repeal  DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         19      48      30       3
May 11, 2017         19      45      34       3
Mar 23, 2017         20      50      27       3
Mar 08, 2017         21      49      27       3
Jan 27, 2017         16      51      30       3
Jan 12, 2017*        18      47      31       4
 
 
41. There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              20%    42%     4%    20%    23%    17%    17%    26%
Disapprove           57     24     83     56     57     58     64     45
DK/NA                23     34     13     24     20     25     20     28
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              19%    16%    22%    22%    24%    19%    21%    15%
Disapprove           67     64     53     48     55     54     55     66
DK/NA                13     20     25     29     21     27     24     19
 
TREND: There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan? (* "revised Republican health care plan")
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         20      57      23
May 11, 2017*        21      56      22
Mar 23, 2017         17      56      26
 
 
41a. There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q41) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly      8%    19%     1%     7%     9%     7%     6%    11%
Approve smwht        11     23      3     12     13     10     10     15
Disapprove smwht     11      9      7     14     13      9     12     10
Disapprove strongly  46     15     76     42     44     48     51     36
DK/NA                24     34     13     25     21     26     20     29
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve strongly     10%     4%     7%    11%     8%     8%     8%     7%
Approve smwht        10     11     14     10     15     10     13      8
Disapprove smwht     15     12     10      9     11     11     11     11
Disapprove strongly  51     53     43     39     44     44     44     54
DK/NA                15     20     25     30     22     28     25     20
 
TREND: There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove? (* "revised Republican health care plan")
                     App     App     Dis     Dis
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017          8      11      11      46      24
May 11, 2017*         9      12      10      46      23
Mar 23, 2017          6      11      12      43      27
 
 
42. Under this Republican health care plan, do you think your health insurance costs would go up, go down, or do you think the costs would stay about the same as they are now?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Go up                44%    19%    65%    41%    39%    48%    45%    35%
Go down              12     23      4     12     12     11     11     13
Stay the same        33     45     23     35     38     29     35     38
DK/NA                12     14      8     13     11     12      9     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Go up                45%    46%    43%    44%    37%    43%    40%    54%
Go down              11     12     14     10     12     12     12     11
Stay the same        37     34     31     32     40     33     36     26
DK/NA                 8      8     12     15     11     12     12      9
 
TREND: Under this Republican health care plan, do you think your health insurance costs would go up, go down, or do you think the costs would stay about the same as they are now?
                     GoUp    GoDown  Stay    DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         44      12      33      12
May 11, 2017         42      11      37      10
 
 
43. Do you think that more Americans would be covered under the Republican health care plan than are currently covered under Obamacare, fewer Americans would be covered under the Republican health care plan, or would about the same number of Americans be covered under the Republican health care plan that are currently covered under Obamacare?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More                 11%    23%     3%    11%    12%    11%     8%    15%
Fewer                57     24     85     56     55     59     64     43
About the same       21     36      6     22     23     19     19     28
DK/NA                11     17      6     10     10     12      8     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More                 13%     8%    11%    13%    12%    11%    12%    11%
Fewer                62     67     53     49     53     55     54     66
About the same       20     18     24     22     26     21     24     15
DK/NA                 5      6     11     16      9     13     11      9
 
TREND: Do you think that more Americans would be covered under the Republican health care plan than are currently covered under Obamacare, fewer Americans would be covered under the Republican health care plan, or would about the same number of Americans be covered under the Republican health care plan that are currently covered under Obamacare?
                     More    Fewer   Same    DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         11      57      21      11
Mar 23, 2017          8      61      18      13
 
 
44. If your U.S. Senator or Congressperson votes to replace Obamacare with the Republican health care plan, will that make you more likely to vote for their reelection, less likely to vote for their reelection, or won't it matter much either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely          20%    47%     5%    17%    22%    18%    18%    25%
Less likely          44      9     73     41     41     46     52     33
Won't matter         31     40     18     37     34     29     27     36
DK/NA                 5      4      5      5      2      7      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More likely          16%    18%    22%    22%    22%    21%    22%    15%
Less likely          51     47     42     41     40     45     43     48
Won't matter         29     33     32     31     35     29     32     31
DK/NA                 4      3      4      6      2      5      4      6
 
TREND: If your U.S. Senator or Congressperson votes to replace Obamacare with the Republican health care plan, will that make you more likely to vote for their reelection, less likely to vote for their reelection, or won't it matter much either way?
                     More    Less    Won't
                     Likely  Likely  Matter  DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         20      44      31       5
Mar 23, 2017         19      46      29       6
 
 
53. How important is it to you that the news media holds public officials accountable: very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very important       66%    39%    88%    65%    65%    67%    73%    58%
Smwht important      20     30     10     21     21     18     16     23
Not so important      4      8      1      4      4      4      3      7
Not important at all  8     16      -      8      8      7      7     10
DK/NA                 3      7      -      1      3      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very important       62%    71%    66%    67%    64%    67%    65%    70%
Smwht important      29     18     17     17     23     17     20     19
Not so important      2      3      6      3      4      5      5      2
Not important at all  5      7      9     10      7      9      8      7
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: How important is it to you that the news media holds public officials accountable: very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   NotImp
                     Imp     Imp     Imp     Atall   DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         66      20       4       8       3
Mar 07, 2017         72      17       4       6       2
Feb 22, 2017         72      18       3       5       2
 
 
54. How often do you think that President Trump and his administration make statements without evidence to support them: very often, somewhat often, not so often, or not often at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very often           50%    16%    79%    48%    45%    54%    55%    40%
Smwht often          22     30     15     23     23     21     21     21
Not so often         16     32      4     14     18     13     14     22
Not often at all      9     18      2     11      9      9      6     14
DK/NA                 4      5      1      4      3      4      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very often           50%    53%    50%    49%    42%    53%    48%    57%
Smwht often          25     27     15     23     25     18     21     24
Not so often         15     13     21     15     20     16     18     10
Not often at all      6      6     12      9      9     10     10      6
DK/NA                 4      2      2      3      4      2      3      2
 
TREND: How often do you think that President Trump and his administration make statements without evidence to support them: very often, somewhat often, not so often, or not often at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   NotOftn
                     Often   Often   Often   AtAll   DK/NA
 
May 25, 2017         50      22      16       9       4
May 10, 2017         52      25      14       6       4
Apr 04, 2017         48      25      15       9       3
Mar 22, 2017         52      21      16       8       3