Roberts: Only 6 percent of Arizona voters like Senate health care bill
Laurie Roberts, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 3:22 p.m. MT July 27, 2017 | Updated 5:11 p.m. MT July 27, 2017
Will you or won't you listen to the voters of Arizona
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Here's just a snippet-snatch of her Op-Ed Opinion Piece
Where McCain, Flake stand on the bill
“What’s currently on the table is not popular with Arizona voters,” said Mike Noble, managing partner and chief pollster at OH Predictive Insights, which conducted the poll on Wednesday.
Something for both McCain and Flake to think about.
McCain on Thursday panned "skinny repeal" but left the door open to voting for it as long as he has assurances the House won't actually pass it – that a final bill will hammered out in a conference committee. How that squares with his call just two days ago for bipartisan cooperation remains to be seen.
McCain has also said said he'll do whatever Gov. Doug Ducey wants. Hard to see how Ducey could support a skinny bill that would blow up already rocketing insurance premiums by another 20 percent, according to a CBO analysis.
Flake, meanwhile, has thus far supported every one of the various doomed versions of the Senate health-care bill. It’s easy to see why. . .
MORE BAD NEWS FOR FLAKE?
" . . . Poll is particularly bad news for Flake
While only 11 percent of Republican voters polled support the current Senate bill, 59 percent want the Affordable Care Act repealed and replaced.
Look for Flake to go along with whatever comes along. He's up for re-election next year and likely will face either state Treasurer Jeff DeWit or former GOP Chairman Robert Graham in the primary. Either would be a formidable candidate . . .
Flake will face all voters, a whopping 6 percent of whom support what the Senate is doing.
The automated poll of 700 Arizona voters was conducted Wednesday. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percent.