June 28, 2017 - U.S. Voters Reject GOP Health Plan More Than 3-1, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Support Gun Background Checks 94 - 5 Percent Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Despite its new name and some tweaks, American voters disapprove 58 - 16 percent of the Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Disapproval of various versions of the Republican health care plan ranges from 56 - 21 percent to 62 - 17 percent in surveys by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University conducted since March. On March 24, the House of Representatives cancelled a vote on its first health care bill after a Quinnipiac University poll showed voters disapproved 56 - 17 percent.

In today's survey, Republican approval is 37 - 23 percent, with overwhelming opposition among every other listed party, gender, education, age or racial group.

If a U.S. Senator or member of Congress votes for the Republican plan, 46 percent of voters are less likely to support their reelection, with 17 percent more likely and 33 percent who say the health care vote won't matter in their decision.

Under the Republican plan, their health insurance costs will go up, 41 percent of American voters say, while 10 percent say their costs will go down and 35 percent say costs will stay the same.

"Call it a dressed up retread of the last GOP healthcare plan, or simply a wolf in sheep's clothing. Americans aren't buying this latest version of the plan to kill Obamacare," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"And the dismissal comes with the dire warning: If you vote for this one, you may not be around to vote for the next version."

American voters oppose 71 - 24 percent, including 53 - 39 percent among Republicans, decreasing federal funding for Medicaid.

Voters also oppose 61 - 35 percent cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Opposition to cutting Planned Parenthood funding jumps to 80 - 15 percent, including 67 - 25 percent among Republicans, when it is explained that federal funding for Planned Parenthood is used only for non-abortion health services such as breast cancer screenings.

American voters support 60 - 33 percent "an expansion of Medicare that would make it available to any American who wants it, also known as universal health care." Republicans oppose this idea 57 - 33 percent, while every other listed group supports it by wide margins.

Guns

American voters support 94 - 5 percent, including 92 - 8 percent among voters in households where there is a gun, background checks for all gun buyers. Support is over 90 percent in every listed group.

It's too easy to buy a gun in the U.S. today, 57 percent of voters say, while 6 percent say it's too difficult and 32 percent say it's about right.

If more people carried guns, the U.S. would be less safe, 57 percent of voters say, while 35 percent say the nation would be safer.

American voters say 79 - 17 percent that the way people talk about politics in the U.S. today contributes to violence. This belief is strongly held among all listed groups.

The recent shooting of a U.S. Congressman and several other people in Virginia will have no impact on how people talk about politics, 53 percent of voters say, while 11 percent say it will have a positive impact and 31 percent say it will have a negative impact.

From June 22 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,212 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 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 nationwide, and in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado as a public service and for research.

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12. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        4%    12%     1%     2%     6%     3%     4%     5%
Smwht satisfied      27     50     11     26     34     21     24     35
Smwht dissatisfied   26     20     25     31     25     26     28     23
Very dissatisfied    41     16     62     41     34     49     44     35
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      1      1      -      2
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        2%     4%     6%     3%     5%     4%     4%     4%
Smwht satisfied      20     32     31     27     36     23     29     22
Smwht dissatisfied   28     22     25     27     25     26     25     26
Very dissatisfied    49     41     36     42     33     47     40     46
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                     sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017          4      27      26      41       1
Jun 08, 2017          4      25      24      46       2
May 24, 2017          4      29      29      37       2
May 10, 2017          5      28      25      41       1
Apr 19, 2017          7      26      27      38       2
Apr 04, 2017          3      25      27      44       1
Mar 22, 2017          5      26      27      39       2
Mar 07, 2017          6      26      29      37       2
Feb 22, 2017          6      25      28      39       2
Feb 07, 2017          8      24      26      38       3
Jan 26, 2017          6      26      30      36       3
Jan 10, 2017          3      27      35      33       2
Nov 28, 2016          5      22      30      42       2
Link to full trend on website
 
 
22. Do you think that the way people talk about politics these days is contributing to violence in the U.S., or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Talk contributes     79%    85%    74%    81%    78%    80%    78%    82%
Doesn't contribute   17     15     22     15     18     17     19     15
DK/NA                 4      1      4      4      4      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Talk contributes     78%    77%    82%    81%    78%    81%    80%    78%
Doesn't contribute   20     18     15     14     18     17     17     17
DK/NA                 2      5      2      4      4      2      3      5
 
 
23. As you may know, there was a recent politically motivated shooting in which a U.S. Congressman was seriously injured. Do you think that this event will have a positive impact on the way people talk about politics, a negative impact, or do you think that it will have no impact on the way people talk about politics?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Positive impact      11%    16%    12%     8%    11%    11%    10%    12%
Negative impact      31     28     33     31     31     31     27     32
No impact            53     50     51     56     54     51     60     50
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      4      7      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Positive impact       7%    10%    14%    15%    11%    11%    11%    11%
Negative impact      46     34     24     21     30     28     29     34
No impact            41     52     59     57     55     54     55     48
DK/NA                 6      5      3      7      4      6      5      6
 
 
24. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             4%     6%     3%     4%     5%     4%     5%     5%
Good                 50     61     43     52     54     46     56     49
Not so good          33     26     38     33     30     35     28     33
Poor                 12      6     16     10      9     14     10     11
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             4%     5%     5%     2%     5%     4%     5%     4%
Good                 40     51     56     49     55     51     53     43
Not so good          46     31     25     33     29     31     31     38
Poor                 10     12     13     12      9     12     11     15
DK/NA                 -      1      1      4      1      2      1      1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017          4      50      33      12       1
May 10, 2017          3      53      29      14       2
Apr 20, 2017          4      49      31      14       2
Apr 04, 2017          4      48      32      13       2
Mar 22, 2017          3      56      28      11       1
Mar 07, 2017          4      51      33      10       2
Feb 22, 2017          5      55      26      12       2 
Jan 10, 2017          4      42      34      19       2
Nov 28, 2016          2      37      37      23       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
25. Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                51%    48%    51%    53%    56%    47%    53%    51%
Trump                34     44     33     28     29     38     32     37
DK/NA                15      8     15     19     15     15     14     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Obama                59%    56%    50%    43%    55%    49%    52%    48%
Trump                24     28     41     40     33     37     35     30
DK/NA                17     17      9     17     11     14     13     21
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q24
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Obama                57%    45%
Trump                33     35
DK/NA                11     21
 
TREND: Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                     Obama   Trump   DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         51      34      15
May 10, 2017         58      29      13
Apr 20, 2017         59      27      14
Apr 04, 2017         66      18      16
Mar 22, 2017         63      22      15
Mar 07, 2017         67      19      14
 
 
26. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               37%    67%    12%    37%    44%    30%    36%    43%
Worse                19      3     35     17     13     25     16     16
The same             42     29     52     43     41     43     46     38
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      2      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               25%    36%    44%    36%    47%    33%    40%    27%
Worse                25     20     15     18     12     20     16     27
The same             48     41     40     43     39     44     42     44
DK/NA                 2      3      -      4      2      3      2      3
 
TREND: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         37      19      42       2
May 10, 2017         36      21      41       1
Apr 20, 2017         34      16      49       2
Apr 04, 2017         32      16      48       4
Mar 22, 2017         40      16      39       4
Mar 07, 2017         41      15      42       3 
Feb 22, 2017         37      15      46       2
Jan 10, 2017         40      14      44       2
Nov 28, 2016         30      24      45       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
27. Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            15%    16%    12%    15%    16%    14%    21%    11%
Good                 62     70     57     62     64     60     64     65
Not so good          14      9     17     15     12     16      9     15
Poor                  8      4     12      8      7      9      6      9
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent            13%    15%    17%    14%    18%    13%    15%    13%
Good                 62     67     62     56     65     63     64     57
Not so good          16     12     12     19     10     14     12     20
Poor                  8      5      9      8      6      8      7      9
DK/NA                 1      -      -      2      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         15      62      14       8       2
May 10, 2017         13      60      19       7       1
Apr 20, 2017         13      63      17       7       1
 
 
33. 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              29%    65%     4%    25%    35%    24%    28%    39%
Disapprove           63     22     94     66     56     69     66     52
DK/NA                 8     14      2      8      9      7      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              18%    28%    36%    30%    39%    29%    34%    17%
Disapprove           77     63     57     57     54     64     59     74
DK/NA                 4      9      7     12      8      7      7      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - health care?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         29      63       8
Jun 08, 2017         28      66       6
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
 
 
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%    84%    12%    42%    56%    35%    46%    52%
No                   51     13     84     53     42     59     52     42
DK/NA                 4      3      4      5      2      6      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should           35%    42%    55%    46%    59%    40%    50%    32%
No                   63     56     42     46     39     54     46     63
DK/NA                 2      2      3      9      2      6      4      5
 
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
 
Jun 28, 2017         45      51       4
Jun 08, 2017         44      53       4
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           17%    34%     3%    15%    22%    11%    19%    19%
Repeal parts         53     59     42     59     53     53     51     57
Should not repeal    27      4     52     24     22     31     29     21
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      2      4      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Repeal all            9%    16%    23%    17%    25%    14%    19%    11%
Repeal parts         53     52     53     53     51     56     53     51
Should not repeal    36     29     22     22     22     27     25     33
DK/NA                 2      2      1      7      2      4      3      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
 
Jun 28, 2017         17      53      27       3
Jun 08, 2017         19      47      30       4
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. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              16%    37%     4%    11%    19%    13%    15%    20%
Disapprove           58     23     84     63     57     60     63     49
DK/NA                26     40     11     26     24     27     22     31
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              16%    11%    18%    17%    20%    14%    17%    13%
Disapprove           72     66     49     51     55     57     56     66
DK/NA                12     22     33     32     25     29     27     21
 
TREND: There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan? (Notes: * May 11, "revised Republican health care plan". Prior to Jun 28, 2017, included "known as the American Health Care Act")
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         16      58      26
Jun 08, 2017         17      62      21
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. 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      6%    18%     1%     3%     8%     5%     7%     8%
Approve smwht         9     18      3      9     11      7      8     11
Disapprove smwht     10     12      6     12     12      8     11      9
Disapprove strongly  48     11     78     51     45     51     52     40
DK/NA                26     42     12     26     25     28     22     33
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve strongly      3%     4%    10%     6%     9%     7%     8%     4%
Approve smwht        13      7      7     10     12      7      9      9
Disapprove smwht     16     10      9      6     11      9     10     10
Disapprove strongly  55     57     40     44     43     48     46     56
DK/NA                13     22     34     34     26     29     28     22
 
TREND: There is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare. Do you approve or disapprove of this Republican health care plan? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove? (Note: Prior to Jun 28, 2017, included "known as the American Health Care Act")
                     App     App     Dis     Dis
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017          6       9      10      48      26
Jun 08, 2017          6      11      12      49      22
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                41%    17%    63%    43%    38%    45%    39%    37%
Go down              10     16      2     12     14      7      9     10
Stay the same        35     49     25     33     34     35     40     37
DK/NA                13     18      9     12     14     13     11     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Go up                51%    36%    40%    42%    35%    40%    38%    50%
Go down              12     11     11      6     12      7     10     11
Stay the same        29     42     33     36     38     39     38     27
DK/NA                 9     11     15     16     14     13     14     11
 
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
 
Jun 28, 2017         41      10      35      13
May 25, 2017         44      12      33      12
May 11, 2017         42      11      37      10
 
 
43. Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              35%    68%     5%    35%    42%    28%    35%    41%
Oppose               61     26     93     62     54     68     62     54
DK/NA                 4      6      2      4      3      5      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              23%    37%    41%    36%    44%    32%    38%    25%
Oppose               76     58     56     58     52     64     58     69
DK/NA                 1      5      3      6      4      4      4      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         35      61       4
Apr 20, 2017         30      66       4
Mar 23, 2017         33      61       5
Jan 27, 2017         31      62       7
Link to full trend on website
 
 
43a. (If support cutting funding q43) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     SUPPORT CUTTING FUNDING Q43.....
                                          WHITE......
                                          COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Cut              42%    45%    38%    42%    46%
No/Don't cut         55     51     60     56     51
DK/NA                 3      4      2      2      3
 
TREND: (If support cutting funding) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     SUPPORT CUTTING FUNDING
                     YesCut  No      DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         42      55       3
Apr 20, 2017         35      62       3
Mar 23, 2017         42      55       2
Jan 27, 2017         38      59       3
Link to full trend on website
 
 
43b. Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood? COMBINED WITH: (If support cutting off support q43) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/cut              15%    25%     1%    15%    19%    11%    15%    19%
No/Don't cut         80     67     97     80     76     84     82     76
DK/NA                 5      8      2      4      5      5      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/cut              11%    17%    17%    15%    20%    14%    17%    10%
No/Don't cut         87     77     79     79     76     82     79     83
DK/NA                 2      6      4      6      5      4      4      7
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose cutting off federal government funding to Planned Parenthood? COMBINED WITH: (If support cutting funding) If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?
                     YesCut  No      DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         15      80       5
Apr 20, 2017         10      85       5
Mar 23, 2017         14      80       6
Jan 27, 2017         12      80       8
Link to full trend on website
 
 
44. Do you support or oppose decreasing federal funding for Medicaid, a government program that helps pay for health care for low income Americans?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              24%    39%    12%    22%    25%    23%    23%    27%
Oppose               71     53     87     72     71     72     72     67
DK/NA                 5      8      -      6      4      5      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              23%    19%    26%    28%    25%    25%    25%    21%
Oppose               76     77     69     65     70     69     69     78
DK/NA                 1      4      6      7      5      6      6      2
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose decreasing federal funding for Medicaid, a government program that helps pay for health care for low income Americans?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Jun 28, 2017         24      71       5
Jun 08, 2017         30      65       5
Mar 23, 2017         22      74       4
 
 
45. 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          17%    36%     3%    14%    19%    15%    20%    18%
Less likely          46      9     79     48     41     51     51     35
Won't matter         33     47     15     35     36     29     27     42
DK/NA                 4      7      2      4      4      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More likely          12%    14%    21%    19%    20%    18%    19%    12%
Less likely          57     53     38     43     38     47     43     55
Won't matter         30     30     36     31     38     31     34     28
DK/NA                 1      3      5      6      4      5      4      5
 
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
 
Jun 28, 2017         17      46      33       4
May 25, 2017         20      44      31       5
Mar 23, 2017         19      46      29       6
 
 
46. Do you think that an expansion of Medicare that would make it available to any American who wanted it, also known as universal health care, would be a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            60%    33%    83%    60%    56%    63%    60%    55%
Bad idea             33     57     11     31     38     27     34     34
DK/NA                 8     10      5      9      6     10      6     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            72%    62%    56%    54%    55%    60%    57%    66%
Bad idea             25     35     37     32     38     30     34     29
DK/NA                 4      3      8     14      7     10      9      5
 
 
47. How concerned are you that the Republicans in the Senate have worked entirely in secret on a new health care bill to replace Obamacare: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       47%    13%    74%    51%    45%    49%    47%    40%
Smwht concerned      21     24     17     22     18     23     20     21
Not so concerned     10     18      4     10     11     10     11     11
Not concerned at all 20     41      5     17     25     16     21     26
DK/NA                 1      4      1      -      1      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       50%    50%    44%    49%    42%    45%    43%    58%
Smwht concerned      24     18     21     20     18     23     21     19
Not so concerned     12      8     12      9     11     11     11      8
Not concerned at all 14     24     21     20     28     19     24     13
DK/NA                 -      1      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
 
49. Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in the United States?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              54%    27%    80%    54%    43%    64%    57%    47%
Oppose               42     68     18     42     54     31     39     49
DK/NA                 4      5      2      3      3      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              59%    52%    51%    55%    40%    63%    52%    61%
Oppose               39     43     46     40     57     32     44     36
DK/NA                 2      5      3      5      3      5      4      3
 
                     Gun
                     HsHld
 
Support              39%
Oppose               57
DK/NA                 4
 
 
50. Do you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun buyers?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              94%    93%    98%    95%    91%    98%    96%    94%
Oppose                5      7      2      5      9      2      4      6
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      1      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              95%    92%    95%    95%    91%    98%    95%    93%
Oppose                4      7      5      4      8      1      5      6
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     Gun
                     HsHld
 
Support              92%
Oppose                8
DK/NA                 -
 
 
51. Do you think it is too easy to buy a gun in the U.S. today, too difficult to buy a gun in the U.S. today, or about right?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too easy             57%    31%    82%    59%    45%    69%    62%    49%
Too difficult         6      5      2      6      9      2      4      6
About right          32     56     14     31     41     23     30     40
DK/NA                 5      8      3      5      5      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Too easy             58%    55%    55%    64%    43%    66%    55%    64%
Too difficult         9      5      5      3      9      2      5      6
About right          29     35     36     26     44     26     35     24
DK/NA                 4      6      4      6      4      5      5      6
 
                     Gun
                     HsHld
 
Too easy             45%
Too difficult         6
About right          46
DK/NA                 3
 
 
52. If more people carried guns, do you think the United States would be safer or less safe?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Safer                35%    61%     9%    36%    47%    25%    31%    46%
Less safe            57     28     87     56     47     66     62     44
DK/NA                 8     12      4      8      6      9      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Safer                32%    38%    41%    28%    52%    27%    39%    25%
Less safe            64     55     51     61     43     62     53     69
DK/NA                 4      7      9     11      5     11      8      6
 
                     Gun
                     HsHld
 
Safer                50%
Less safe            42
DK/NA                 8