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Poll: 48 Percent Say House GOP Health Care Bill Is a Bad Idea

By a two-to-one margin, Americans say that the GOP health care bill passed by the House is a bad idea instead of a good idea.
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President Donald Trump, flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, applaud at the White House on May 4 after the House pushed through a health care bill.Evan Vucci / AP

This past February, however, 43 percent of Americans called the Obama plan a good idea, while 41 percent said it was bad.

On May 4, the House approved legislation – by a narrow 217-213 majority – to repeal and replace Obama's Affordable Care Act. No Democrats voted for the bill, and the legislative activity has since moved to the U.S. Senate.

According to the new NBC/WSJ poll, 52 percent of Republican respondents say the GOP health-care legislation is a good idea, versus 77 percent of Democrats who believe it's a bad idea. Among independents, it's 44 percent bad idea, 18 percent good idea.

The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted May 11-13 of 800 adults – including nearly half by cell phone – and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points.