CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Think Congress is Failing


About 68 percent label the Republican dominated Congress a total failure following its inability to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The poll also finds that only 25 percent of Americans approve of the current Republican leaders in Congress, down significantly from their 39 percent approval in January. In what could be a factor the 2018 House and Senate elections, 6 in 10 respondents would blame Trump and congressional Republicans for any upcoming health care problems, the AP reported.

President Trump, meanwhile, has a job approval rating of 38 percent, according to CNN.

By almost 2-to-1, poll respondents said it's good that the repeal-and-replace bill failed, and about 4 in 5 respondents want the White House and Republicans to focus on making the ACA better, the Associated Press reported. They say the GOP-dominated Congress has so far failed Americans.

Most (60%) of the public say that President Trump and Republicans in Congress control the government and are responsible for any problems with the ACA going forward, twice the share (28%) who say President Obama and Democrats in Congress are responsible for such problems.

Nevertheless, only one in three people, representing 34 percent, say the Democrats in Congress have been successful while six in 10, representing 59 percent, say they have failed Americans woefully.

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Reaching the 200-day mark of his presidency, Donald Trump is getting resistance not just from the Democrats and their enablers in the liberal media, but from members of his own party who refuse to give the president a major legislative victory.

That figure is the same for both parties.

Congress is now on its August recess without any major legislative achievement.

More Americans say it is more important for President Trump and Republicans to now make the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces work better (69%) than to continue plans to repeal and replace the law (29%). Its failure to pass the health care overhaul bill largely contributed to its unpopularity.

Last month, the Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare collapsed in the Senate.