One-third of American adults believe that President Trump has successfully repealed Obamacare, a new poll from the Economist and YouGov finds.
The poll of 1,000 adults shows that 31 percent believe Trump has repealed the Affordable Care Act, 49 percent say he hasn’t, and 21 percent are unsure.
Of those who identify as Republican voters, 44 percent say that Trump has repealed Obamacare.
The article in Vox draws an obvious conclusion:
[T]his poll … raises the interesting possibility of a political detente around the Affordable Care Act. A plurality of Republicans believes that the Affordable Care Act has been repealed — or, at the very least, recognizes that Congress has gotten rid of the unpopular mandate, the most-hated part of Obamacare.
Is there much political sense in Republicans continuing to pursue repeal? Or will they point to the tax bill, declare mission accomplished, and move on from an issue that has proved quite unpopular?
Perhaps this poll suggests that, finally, an end to the Obamacare wars may be in sight.
Yes, indeedy. But surely there is yet more to be gained from the unbridled gullibility of the Trump supporters. Please put on your thinking caps.