A clear majority of voters in the United States are opposed to a number of policies that have been promised and proposed by President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans.
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Thurday, American voters oppose such Trump cornerstones as his border wall and repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Some sixty percent of voters say that they oppose building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the most prominent of Trump’s campaign promises and one which he is trying to push in his young presidency. Only 37 percent of Americans support building a wall on the border, and that’s even assuming the possibility that Mexico would pay for it.
Voters are even more strongly opposed — 65 percent — to a border wall if the U.S. has to pay for it. Only 33 percent of voters support the building of a wall in that case.
Repealing Obamacare also receives a cold shoulder from most Americans with some 54 percent opposing any such move, while only 43 percent support repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Around one third of Americans are either “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” that they are going to lose their health insurance if Obamacare is repealed. Some 68 percent are “not so concerned” or “not concerned at all” about losing their insurance in the case of a repeal.
Additionally, something that is a key selling point of Trump and Congressional Republicans appears not to be credible to Americans. Half of voters are concerned that the cost of their healthcare will rise with any repeal attempt, while 44 percent are concerned with the quality of healthcare taking a hit.
The poll also looked at another key Trump initiative, cutting taxes. A solid majority of voters, 62 percent, are opposed to reducing taxes across the board. Only 31 percent support across the board tax cuts.
Looking at the wealthy, a whopping 75 percent oppose lowering taxes for that group, and 54 percent are against removing regulations on businesses and corporations.
The newest poll shows a very uphill battle for an administration which seems unconcerned with obtaining consensus among the parties and the general population.