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Poll shows proposed healthcare plan unpopular among 19th District voters

May 03, 2017 12:06 am
Matthew Hamilton reports in Capitol Confidential that a new poll suggests 50 percent of voters in the 19th Congressional District support the current Affordable Care Act healthcare plan and only 33 percent prefer the proposed American Health Care Act replacement bill currently being considered in Washington D.C. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling, and commissioned by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Local Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) said he would have voted for a previous version of the AHCA, and said on May 1 that he would be agreeable to voting on the newest version of the Republican bill even before the Congressional Budget Office is able to assess the fiscal and social impacts of the new version of the bill. The poll says that 52 percent of local voters oppose the AHCA. A March Quinnipiac poll said that 56 percent of voters across the country disapproved of the Republican health plan, and a March Siena College poll showed that 56 percent of registered voters in New York opposed passage of the AHCA. The PPP poll also found that 62 percent of 19th district voters oppose defunding Planned Parenthood. Read the full story in Capitol Confidential.