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Trump, GOP Congress Approval Up after Health-Care Rollout

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating is now at 52 percent, according to today’s Morning Consult/POLITICO poll. The poll, conducted from March 9 to March 13, also found that 46 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction under the Trump administration.

A similar Morning Consult/POLITICO poll in February found considerably different results: Only 47 percent of Americans approved of Trump, and 40 percent felt the country was heading in the right direction.

The Republican-majority Congress also polled well. Americans trust Republicans to legislate on issues pertaining to the economy, jobs, immigration, energy, and health care — and, astonishingly, these responses were recorded during the days in which the Congressional Budget Office found that 24 million people will be uninsured by 2026 under the Republican-majority Congress’s health-care plan. Forty-six percent of registered voters approved of the health-care plan; 35 percent disapproved, and 19 percent had no opinion.

Austin Yack — Austin Yack is a William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute and a University of California, Santa Barbara alumnus.

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