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CBS NEWS POLL

Most Americans Disapprove of Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
September 21-24, 2017

Q11. Which of these should be the higher priority for Congress and the President to address right now: tax policy or health care
policy?

*** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ***
Total Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
Tax policy 23 27 16 26
Health care policy 74 70 83 70
Don't know/No answer 3 4 1 4

Q19. As you may know, Republicans in the Senate recently put forward a new plan, called Graham-Cassidy, that would repeal and
replace the Affordable Care Act of 2010. From what you have heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of Graham-Cassidy, the
new Republican plan?

Strongly approve 8 19 1 6
Somewhat approve 12 27 1 12
Somewhat disapprove 14 11 14 15
Strongly disapprove 38 10 70 31
Don't know/No answer 28 33 14 36

Q20. From what you’ve heard or read, do you think the new Republican health care plan, called Graham-Cassidy, will mostly help
you personally, will mostly hurt you personally, or don't you think it will have much of an effect on you personally?

Help 7 14 2 7
Hurt 25 10 44 20
No effect 50 60 42 51
Don't know/No answer 17 16 12 22

Q21. Do you think Republicans in Congress are moving too fast to try and pass Graham-Cassidy, the new Republican health care
plan, too slow, or is the pace about right?

Too fast 42 18 64 39
Too slow 23 40 15 19
About right 22 30 12 25
Don't know/No answer 13 12 9 17

Q22. Which comes closest to your view about the Affordable Care Act of 2010? 1. The law is working well and should be kept in
place as is, 2. there are some good things in the law, but some changes are needed to make it work better, Or 3. the law has so much
wrong with it that it needs to be repealed and replaced entirely?

The law should be kept in place as is 9 7 13 7
Some changes are needed 65 47 78 65
Needs to be repealed and replaced 23 45 6 24
Don't know/No answer 3 1 2 4

Q23. Do you think health insurance companies should be required to provide insurance to people with pre-existing conditions, or
should that not be required?
*** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ***
Total Rep Dem Ind
% % % %
Should require 87 79 92 89
Should not require 10 15 7 9
Don't know/No answer 3 6 1 2

Unweighted Weighted
Total Respondents 1,202

Total Republicans 283 299
Total Democrats 425 388
Total Independents 494 515