Poll: Americans Want Bipartisan Obamacare FixOctober 30, 2017 |
by Jilian Mincer and Chris Kahn
NEW YORK (Reuters) – As Republican and Democratic lawmakers clash over the future of Obamacare, Americans largely are eager for a bipartisan solution to its shortcomings, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday.
The Oct. 14-23 poll found that 62 percent of Americans want former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law to be maintained, up from 54 percent in a January poll. About half – including 51 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of Republicans – want “a bipartisan group” rather than just members of their own parties to improve the healthcare system.