POLL: 31% Say Trump Has Repealed Obamacare

The Economist reports:

Last week, Trump claimed the tax bill — which has since been signed into law — “essentially” repeals the Affordable Care Act. The Republican bill to overhaul the tax system eliminates the fine Americans pay for foregoing health insurance, known as the individual mandate.

Despite Trump’s claim, however, the bill doesn’t fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, as other core parts of the law remain intact.

The poll asked survey respondents to answer questions on Trump’s campaign promises, including whether respondents believe Trump has repealed ObamaCare. About 31 percent of those surveyed answered yes, 49 percent said no and 21 percent said they weren’t sure.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Yeah but the same 31% thinks they’re keeping the ACA.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      As long as we keep the gubmint out of my Medicare I’ll be fine.

  • Treant

    People are idiots. Stipulated.

    Or about a third of them are.

    On the up side, it means they won’t be clamoring for it, and they’re mostly Deplorables, so Obamacare is pretty safe in the future.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    That would be the 31% of assholes who support Trump, I’m guessing.

    • Treant

      I would state that there’s a very high correlation.

    • Butch

      And who watch Faux News.

    • Ranger One

      People don’t understand how conservative brain death works.


      • Daveed_WOW

        Except for the accents, we have same hillbillies in Minnesota. And Iowa. And Wisconsin. And Nebraska. God help us. Too bad I don’t believe in God.

        • Bluto
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      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I need subtitles for that video.

      • William

        Mad Cow Disease done took Lurleen.

    • Keith D Plane

      yep and voted for the dipshit and continue to support the dipshit, and some people think I should try and :understand” them. Fuck that!

    • Frank McCormick

      The 31% that watch Fox News!

  • Lazycrockett

    We got a lot of stupid in this country.

    • pj

      and they elected the president.

  • Same as ever: Roughly 1/3 of Americans are ignorant idiots.

  • lymis

    On the one hand, bullshit, no he didn’t.

    On the other hand, when these people lose their healthcare or watch their premiums skyrocket, they already think it’s his doing. While lack of education or awareness is never a good thing, this one might have positive consequences at the ballot box.

    • Rambie

      They’ll believe what they hear on Faux News or from that nice man (Rush / Hannity) on the radio.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Not a chance. They will blame poor people and immigrants like they always do.

  • Lazycrockett
  • kaydenpat

    Idiots believe Trump lies.

  • lymis

    Can we see a correlation between these morons and people who only get their news from FOX News and Breitbart?

    • ChrisMorley

      Sadly The Economist is behind a paywall. Joe links to the Hill, which offers this morsel of real data:
      ‘The Economist–YouGov poll surveyed 1,500 people from Dec. 24 to 26,
      including 1,236 registered voters. Its margin of error is 3 percentage

  • 31+21 =52 – A MAJORITY of Americans either think the Affordable Care Act has been repealed, or haven’t paid enough attention to the news (Okay, it must be between 50 and 52 percent because “49% say no” – All three numbers might be rounded up . . .

  • Ben in Oakland

    So 52% of the voters are uninformed. And that is why trump is prez.

  • Elsewhere1010

    31% of people polled are morans.

    I’m starting with Covered California on the first.

    I know, we CA folk can’t leave any name alone, we gotta get our name into it somehow. We don’t even have Medicare, we have MediCal. But it’s Obamacare I got and will keep calling it.

    • stevenj

      In Calif. we have Medicare and MediCal.

    • Tomcat

      I am sure you still have medicare, you may have replaced medicaid with medical.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Erin would be very disappointed. Those morans should grow a brian.

    • Daveed_WOW

      CA is basically a country.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Shouldn’t it be “ObamaCal” then?

      • kanehau


    • AJayne

      Medicare is a federal program, administered by the HHS. Medicaid is a federally supported program administered by the states. MediCal is the Calif version of Medicaid, not Medicare…

  • Megrim Twist
  • DisqusD37

    And 30% of them have ObamaCare and don’t even know it.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Perhaps, but they hate Obama more than reason.

    • trouble94114

      Actually they think they have the Republican Replacement for Obamacare called the ACA.

      /s (I seem to recall someone vociferously claiming that the ACA was what the Repulican’s replaced the “disasterous” Obamacare with.

  • Scout
    • William

      I tried going through the Net Neutrality comments to see if my name had been used. There were lots of comments with the same name, but not the same location. I didn’t go through them all since my name is slightly less common than ‘John Smith’.

    • The_Wretched

      If a financial advisor can lie to you to their benefit will They? (Yes, duh and it’ll be industry standard). The fiduciary rule partially trimmed that. Trump and finance industry types hate it if they must work for the interests of their clients.

  • Tomcat

    Ignorance is bliss in trump country. They refuse to allow brain cells to grow.

  • bkmn

    Funny how the same percentage think he is doing a good job. Morans.

  • Tomcat

    Ignorance is not having the chance yet to learn, but stupid is deciding to stay ignorant after being taught.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I fear our country can’t survive this level of idiocy (to be more charitable, “lack of paying attention to details”).

  • Also, 31% of the country believe in Sasquatch, cannot read, recite the alphabet, or tie their own shoes without assistance. In other words, Trump supporters.

  • Bad Tom

    Maybe this means they can FIX HEALTHCARE now.
    Nah. Prolly not.

  • Lazycrockett
    • As Rachel Maddow explained a couple weeks back, Deutsche Bank has been HEAVILY involved with money laundering by shadow-brokering ‘loan’ deals.

      Those records will indicate whether or not DB underwrote the loans themselves, or were acting as intermediaries for others…such as Russian oligarchs and/or sanctioned Russian financial entities.

      Kushner was a fool, too, for overpaying for that property. It was never (and will never) going to generate the revenues necessary to pay the loans for the price he paid.

      • Tomcat

        I am sure he was NEVER expected to repay all of it anyway.

        • Quid pro quo: A $285m loan is easily forgiven when something of far greater value is arranged. Such as lifting sanctions or setting up other far more lucrative deals.

      • JCF

        And Deutsche Bank continued to loan Drumpf money (post bankruptcies!) when NO ONE else would. Laundered Russian quid, for “You’ll do what we say, Comrade Trump, WHEN we say it!” quo.

    • Tomcat

      Going after STATE charges.

      • Not yet, no.

        Federal prosecutors = federal charges. They could potentially turn evidence over to the NY State AG’s office for further investigation. But what this means is the US Attorney in the district of New York is looking into possible corrupt dealings associated with Kushner’s loans.

        This investigation if following multiple tracks and it’ll be difficult for the Trumpers to whack all these popping-up moles. Multiple US attorney offices from Virginia to DC to NY are all looking at this stuff. In addition to Mueller’s special prosecution team. And in addition to state AGs in both NY and VA also looking into matters.

        There’s a delicate dance going on, part of which I suspect is the GOP and Trump’s legal team realizing if they go after Mueller (and the US atty offices) too hard and try to quash everything, a whole lot of evidence is suddenly going to be referred to state AG offices.

        • William

          Please, turn the case over to the state. There is no chance of pardon and Jared will have to go to a state (gasp) prison. No tennis courts there.

        • JWC

          mueller was smart in that he openned on 2 fronts Federal and State Many good reasons for that

  • ChrisMorley

    In depth report from the Guardian

    The year in Nazi propaganda: images of white supremacy in Trump’s America

    – How should staged neo-Nazi acts of intimidation be handled? Some say they should be ignored, others insist the media must bear witness


  • KM

    People are so dumb. I should stop being shocked by now.

  • boatboy_srq

    Crazification factor +4.

    Fauxnews is slipping.

  • Henry Auvil

    Those are the same 31% who say Trump was a brilliant businessman.

    • JWC

      other tha Trump and his blessed 30% who else believes that??

      • Henry Auvil

        I’ve never declared bankruptcy once and I don’t claim to be good at business. This clown inherited $120 million and still declared himself bankrupt six times, even after running a casino scam. 31% of Americans be dumb as stumps (and I know some of them).

  • JWC

    O/T sort of Never have I seen so many idiotic pics ofg Heads of state or Presidents as i have seen of Trump in one year Is this a tad not normal???

    • “Elect a clown, expect a circus.”

      Only this time rather than friendly Bozo, we have the bastard spawn of John Wayne Gacy and Pennywise.

      But seriously, it’s because he has no dignity or sense of gravitas. He’s a mugging moron with no ‘face discipline’ which is something most professional politicians actually put time into learning because you never know when a camera is taking a photo.

      • JWC

        as I suspected he is just a classless idiot

    • CharlestonDave

      A tribute to Joe’s mad skillz for picking photos that show the person in his truest sense.

  • drtrmiller

    Well, that’s 3 out of 4 trump supporters who can shut up about it, now.

  • Lakeview Bob

    These fuckers are too stupid to vote.

  • 31% isn’t good, but it could be worse. Remember, 50% of Americans have an IQ that is only in the double digits.

  • Dana Chilton

    52% of respondents have 0 idea what’s going on

  • William

    In other news. scientists have determined that 31% of Americans are total morons.

  • Boreal

    Informal poll says 31% of Americans are fucking dipshits.

  • KnownDonorDad

    It’s the same 30-ish percent that are Trumpista dead-enders, and unreachable. Well played, Rupert Murdoch.

  • JackNasty

    Some people will believe anything. 37% of voters approve of Trump’s performance, while 36% approve of Hillary.

    The lack of enthusiasm for facts, and for the winner and loser of the 2016 Presidential election, continues to spiral downward.

    House Minority Leader, Nancy ‘impeachment is off the table” Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, read their cautious, tepid responses to Republican lies and corruption from file cards. Trump continues to sow chaos to cover the corruption.

  • Jack

    That’s all? Eh, polls can be rigged.

  • Billy Green

    Fine. Let them think it’s been repealed. Maybe they’ll shut up, and people can continue to get insurance.

  • The_Wretched

    Undercut and undermining but not repealed.

  • Gianni

    To me, all that poll demonstrates is that 31% of those polled are dumb enough to believe what the Liar in Chief tells them. Please pay absolutely no attention to any independent analyses (of which there is much) that debunks his statements. Eliminating the mandate will, eventually (meaning at some point in the future), undermine the ACA by shrinking the pool of insured applicants which will drive up costs to the point where people will not be able to afford health insurance. The ACA has been working way too well and became way too popular to suit Donnie, and worse yet, it has Obama’s name and signature on it. That requires that it be killed so Donnie can tell himself and anyone who’ll believe him that he is bigger, better, smarter, and just too great to not be above Obama and any of Obama’s accomplishments. Donnie appears to struggle constantly with feelings of inferiority and just can’t deal with them in a sane manner.