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Wish Obama was Still U.S. President? Majority of Americans Feel the Same Way Too

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama

Majority of Americans say they wish former U.S. President Barack Obama was still president, instead of the man currently in the White House. Most Americans believe Trump is mentally unstable, according to a new poll.



New Public Policy Poling (PPP) survey results released this week have some far-reaching results for Democrats, Republicans and President Donald Trump.

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By a 52-41 margin, voters wish Barack Obama was still president but Republicans want Trump to be the Republican Party’s standard bearer in 2020.

“Voters wish by a 52/41 margin that Barack Obama was still President instead of Trump. Trump may be doing poorly with the overall electorate but he’s still in pretty firm control of the Republican Party. By a 34 point margin, 61/27, GOP voters say they’d rather have Trump be their candidate for President in 2020 than anyone else. His margins against specific potential Republican challengers are even more emphatic. He leads Mike Pence by 38 points at 59/21, John Kasich by 50 points at 68/18, and Ted Cruz by 53 points at 68/15. His leadership style might not be doing much to help him win over Americans in the middle but it’s helping him keep a strong hold on his party base.”

Most Americans surveyed by PPP say Democrats are poised to win big in 2018 mid-term elections and one factor driving this sentiment is GOP’s inability to pass bills through congress.

“Democrats continue to hold a double digit lead on the generic Congressional ballot at 48-37, which should position them to pick up a lot of seats across the country next year,” PPP said. “One reason for the strong position Democrats are in is fallout from the GOP’s failed efforts on health care.”




The new poll shows Americans believe late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel won the healthcare argument over Republicans as most people say they trust him more than the GOP.

“The health care debate is having a bad impact on Republicans electorally. By a 19 point margin voters say they’re less likely to support a member of Congress who voted for the health care repeal bill- 48% say they’re less likely to vote for such an incumbent next year to only 29% who say they’re more likely to.”

“Our new poll makes it clear Jimmy Kimmel won the health care battle in the court of public opinion. By a 47/34 spread, voters say they trust Kimmel more than the Republicans in Congress when it comes to health care issues. Kimmel has a 47/30 favorability rating nationally. By contrast Paul Ryan is at a 25/51 approval rating, Mitch McConnell is at 14/61, and Congress as a whole has a 9/76 approval.”

By a wide margin, Americans say they opposed the recent GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Most prefer ObamaCare to Graham-Cassidy bill the Republicans crafted as an alternative.

“Only 27% of voters support the most recent Republican health care bill to 53% who oppose it. By contrast the Affordable Care Act continues to have new found popularity with 48% of voters in favor of it and 34% against.”




“Asked which of the bills they prefer the Affordable Care Act beats out the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill 53-34, and only 32% of voters think the best path forward on health care is to repeal the Affordable Care Act while 62% think it’s best to keep it and makes fixes as necessary.”

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Another bad news for Republicans in congress – 48% of voters say they are less likely to vote for any incumbent that voted to repeal ObamaCare while only 29% said they are likely to.

“The health care debate is having a bad impact on Republicans electorally. By a 19 point margin voters say they’re less likely to support a member of Congress who voted for the health care repeal bill- 48% say they’re less likely to vote for such an incumbent next year to only 29% who say they’re more likely to.”






On Trump’s temperament, majority of Americans – 54 percent – consider the president dishonest and a plurality – 47 percent – consider him mentally unbalanced.

“Donald Trump continues to be unpopular with 42% of voters approving of him to 53% who disapprove. Some new issues that have cropped up in the last few weeks are causing him problems in addition to the ongoing issues causing his unpopularity. Only 37% of voters think it’s appropriate for him to refer to a foreign leader as ‘Rocket Man’ to 56% who think it’s inappropriate. Only 24% of voters think it’s appropriate for him to use campaign funds to pay for his legal expenses, to 64% who think it’s inappropriate. And only 20% of voters think it’s appropriate for his cabinet secretaries to fly on taxpayer funded private plans, to 71% who say it’s inappropriate.”

 

 

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