Republicans are blaming an unpopular bill instead of President Trump for the failure of a GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, according to a new poll.
The CBS News poll out early Wednesday found that 49 percent of all respondents said the bill failed because it “just wasn’t popular — a response given by 41 percent of Republicans.
Just 14 percent of all those surveyed said the bill failed because “Democrats didn’t compromise.” Thirty percent of Republicans blamed Democrats.
Republican leaders pulled the measure before a planned vote last Friday when it was clear it did not have the support to pass.
Trump has expressed confidence that he would be able to make a future deal with lawmakers on a healthcare plan.
“I know that we are all going to make a deal on healthcare. That’s such an easy one,” Trump said Tuesday evening during a White House reception for senators. “I have no doubt that that’s going to happen very quickly. We have all been promising it – Democrat, Republican – to the public.”
The CBS News poll also found that Trump’s job approval rating is at 40 percent — up 1 point from 39 percent in late February.
The poll of 1,088 respondents was conducted from March 25-28. I has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.