When he voted to take away health care from his constituents, Congressman Brian Mast put himself at odds with voters in his district, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP). The polling memo from PPP is attached, but here’s the takeaway:
“When it comes to the ACA, voters are supportive of the law: 48 percent approve compared to just 35 percent disapproving. However, when it comes to fixing the ACA or repealing it and starting over with a new health care law, there is a much greater appetite among voters to improve the ACA: 58 percent think it should be made stronger rather than repealing it. Moreover, a plurality (48 percent) agreed Republicans are trying to undermine and sabotage the ACA because of their failure to repeal it. Additionally, overwhelming majorities of voters in FL-18 register major concerns about different consequences of the health care repeal effort pursued by Republicans, including:
• 70 percent of voters express major concerns that repeal would eliminate protections for people who have pre-existing medical conditions.
• 62 percent of voters express major concerns that repeal would allow insurance companies to charge people 50 years of age and older up to five times more than younger people for health insurance.
• 67 percent of voters express major concerns that repeal would cause increases in health care premiums by 20 percent.”