Most U.S. voters are unimpressed with how President Trump has handled healthcare reform since taking office, and six in 10 think he should move on to another issue, a new poll shows.
Fifty-four percent of respondents in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday said Trump has done a worse job addressing healthcare than former President Obama. Sixty-five percent disapproved of his overall handling of the hot-button issue and another 19 percent said he and Obama have handled healthcare about the same.
The poll was released as the White House is placing more pressure on GOP lawmakers to introduce and pass a revised version of the Trump-backed healthcare bill that failed last month – the first major legislative setback for the current administration.
White House officials have been working closely with conservative and centrist Republicans to meet their policy preferences and ensure that another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare doesn't unravel like prior efforts.
Apart from healthcare, the poll also found that voters are becoming increasingly frustrated with Trump's weekend jaunts to Mar-a-Lago, his golf club in Virginia, and his luxury hotel in downtown Washington.
Fifty-five percent said the president spends too much time at properties owned by the Trump Organization, and 60 percent of respondents said they are uncomfortable with how much is being spent on security for his family members when they travel.
Trump has spent eight weekends at his beachside club in West Palm Beach, Fla. since taking office, in addition to weekend trips to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.