(Bloomberg) — Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters are less confident of his leadership on health care even though they still overwhelmingly support him as president, the latest Bloomberg National Poll shows.
As Trump calls on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare, 60% of all poll respondents said they think it’s unrealistic that a bill lowering premiums and covering more people will be passed in the next several years. At the same time, health care ranked as the most important issue facing the country, ahead of jobs, terrorism and immigration.
Health insurance companies and drug companies fared equally poorly in the survey, with 61% holding an unfavorable view of each. For insurers, it was the worst showing since the question was first asked in 2009, when half held an unfavorable view. The current poll, which surveyed 1,001 U.S. adults, was conducted July 8-12.
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Trump’s overall job approval rating among his voters stood at almost 90%, but just 62% approved of his handling of health care.