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Nate Silver: Republican healthcare bill unpopular: 5 insights

538 Editor-In-Chief Nate Silver penned a column examining the American Health Care Act's approval ratings.

Here's what you need to know.

1. In the column, Mr. Silver attributes the recent dip in President Donald Trump's approval ratings to the introduction of the AHCA.

2. Six organizations, including Fox News, Morning Consult, Public Policy Polling, SurveyMonkey, YouGov/CBS News and YouGov/Huff Post, conducted surveys polling the public on their thoughts on the AHCA.

3. On average, 30 percent of U.S. voters favored the healthcare bill while 47 percent opposed it.

4. A Morning Consult survey showed that 48 percent favored the bill and 35 percent opposed it. Mr. Silver attributes that to the survey referring to it as "a proposed health care bill in Congress called the American Health Care Act." He says the formal name is obscure to a majority of possible respondents.

5. When passed in 2010, the ACA had a 40 percent favorable rating and a 49 percent unfavorable rating.

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