SOURCE: PUBLIC POLICY POLLING SURVEY OF 808 REGISTERED VOTERS, MARCH 10-12.
THE ROLLOUT OF THE LONG-AWAITED REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE REFORM wasn't greeted well last week, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling (PPP). The PPP poll also found the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is approved of by most voters, 47 percent to 39 percent. Worse for the proposed replacement: only 32 percent thought Obamacare should be repealed entirely, while 63 percent thought it should be tweaked and improved.
Another finding in the poll that would affect Louisiana: President Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico and the concept of cutting funds to FEMA, the U.S. Coast Guard and the TSA to pay for it with no guarantee of repayment by Mexico. Respondents opposed the possibility by 69 percent, while only 16 percent thought it a sound idea.