The level of rebellion that Trump faces if continues to sabotage Obamacare can be seen in a new poll that reveals 78% of Americans want Trump to make the Affordable Care Act work.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, “A large share of Americans (78 percent) think President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make the current health care law work while few (17 percent) say they should do what they can to make the law fail so they can replace it later. About half of Republicans and supporters of President Trump say the Trump administration should do what they can to make the law work (52 percent and 51 percent, respectively) while about four in ten say they should do what they can to make the law fail (40 percent and 39 percent, respectively). Moving forward, a majority of the public (60 percent) says President Trump and Republicans in Congress are responsible for any problems with the ACA.”
If Trump breaks Obamacare through sabotage, he will own the consequences. The poll illustrates that the American people aren’t as stupid as Trump believes they are. If Republicans break Obamacare, they’ve bought it.
The White House thinks that they can undermine health insurance coverage for tens of millions of people, and then after they make the law fail, those same individuals will be clamoring for a Republican replacement, but here is what will really happen.
Trump sabotages Obamacare, an enraged electorate takes out their wrath on Republicans and votes for at least a Democratic House in 2018. If Trump continues the sabotage, Democrats take back the Senate and the White House in 2020. Health care is currently the most potent issue driving the midterm election. If Trump continues to mess with Obamacare, as this poll illustrates, Republicans will pay a heavy price in 2018.