Republicans' Approval of Congress Drops to New 2017 Low

CBS News Poll

Almost 8 in 10 Americans say President Donald Trump should be trying to make the health law work, according to poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough is ripping Republicans who said in a new poll that they would support delaying the 2020 presidential election if President Trump called for it to ensure only eligible American citizens can vote. Even three quarters of people who approve of Trump say they disapprove of Congress (76%) and a plurality (48%) says the GOP-led legislature has been a failure.

Republican approval of Congress was at a high of 50 percent after President Trump's inauguration in February but gradually fell in the months following. Gallup notes that this is also the lowest rating Congress has received since their 13 percent job approval recorded in July 2016.

When President Trump's chose to throw his weight behind a plan to slash legal immigration last week, the way many people heard about it was through a pair of dramatic exchanges between reporters and Stephen Miller, a White House senior adviser who is among the hardest of hardliners on immigration in the administration. A 60 percent majority said it is a "good thing" the Senate failed to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill, 51 percent say they're "relieved", 47 percent are "happy", 38 percent "disappointed", and 19 percent "angry". He understands how important health care, how important taxes are to the people in this country.

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Three men who could upstage Spieth and McIlroy
Among the other contenders for victory this week are the US's Rickie Fowler, who is still looking for an elusive first major. Hogan and Woods landed their slams the first time they had a chance, each winning a British Open to get the fourth leg.

Still, just a third (33%) say Obamacare should be repealed completely, regardless of whether it is replaced. Just 3 in 10 want Trump and Republicans to continue their drive to repeal and replace the statute.

This includes large majorities of Democrats (95%) and independents (80%), as well as about half of Republicans (52%) and President Trump's supporters (51%). Insurers say such a move would force them to leave the health law marketplaces or raise premiums.

While Blum has allied himself with the House's conservative Freedom Caucus, Young angered conservatives when he initially opposed a House GOP health care bill, then weeks later swung behind it. Independents were frustrated with the two-term congressman's embrace of a partisan approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare. That's a return to the level of support seen in May 2015.

Immigration, a contentious issue throughout the presidential campaign and into the Trump presidency, held at seven percent. Still, midterm electorates typically lean more Republican than all Americans.

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