Majority of U.S. Voters Support Trump’s Executive Order on Health Care Relief

By NTK Staff | 10.18.2017 @11:45am
Majority of U.S. Voters Support Trump’s Executive Order on Health Care Relief

A Morning Consult poll found 52 percent of U.S. voters support President Trump's move to provide health care relief by the "power of the pen."

A majority of American voters support President Trump’s recent executive order making it “easier for small businesses to band together in associations to sponsor low-cost, less comprehensive health care coverage across state lines,” according to a new poll.

Morning Consult released the results on Wednesday morning and found a 22-point gap between voters who support the executive order and voters who oppose it.

Fifty-two percent of voters said they support Trump’s plan to make it easier for small businesses to band together in associations to sponsor low-cost, less comprehensive health care coverage across state lines, while 30 percent said they oppose the policy, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,991 registered voters that was conducted online Oct. 12-16. Nearly a fifth of voters (18 percent) said they didn’t know or had no opinion.

Morning Consult even found that almost one in three Democrats supports the order.

Voters’ initial reaction to Trump’s Oct. 12 unilateral action was much more positive compared to the response to congressional Republicans’ bills to repeal Obamacare, former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, but approval still fell mostly along partisan lines. Seventy-nine percent of GOP voters said they approved of Trump’s action, compared to 49 percent of independents and 31 percent of Democrats. (The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.)

NTK Network previously covered the executive order, which President Trump said would “give great HealthCare to many people – FAST” by the “power of the pen.”

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