The approval rating for Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress dropped sharply from about 39 percent in January to around 24 percent in August. The increase was driven largely by independents, 59 percent of whom disapproved of Trump's job performance, compared to 50 percent in February. Sixty percent of respondents said that Trump and Republicans are responsible for the Affordable Care Act, but only 36 percent of Republicans and Trump supporters agreed with that proposition, with 56 percent and 53 percent, respectively, saying Democrats and former President Barack Obama are responsible.
President Trump, meanwhile, has a job approval rating of 38 percent, according to CNN.
When President Trump's made a decision to throw his weight behind a plan to slash legal immigration last week, the way many people heard about it was through a pair of dramatic exchanges between reporters and Stephen Miller, a White House senior adviser who is among the hardest of hardliners on immigration in the administration.
Last month, the Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare collapsed in the Senate. Conservatives in Young's district are angry with the GOP's failure to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Among Republicans only, a slim majority (51%) cast the blame on Democrats for the lack of new legislation vs. a third (32%) who say disagreement from Republicans is to blame.
The vote to repeal and replace the Obama health care law looms large for 21 GOP lawmakers, including Iowa Reps. Most of those who say it is a good thing say they do not want the law repealed at all (34% of the public overall), while fewer (23% of the public overall) say it is because they had concerns with the specific bill being debated. That's a return to the level of support seen in May 2015. That's down slightly from ten years ago, before the passage of the ACA, when 64% supported the idea.
Immigration, a contentious issue throughout the presidential campaign and into the Trump presidency, held at seven percent.
Young's newly expressed, less-partisan view is music to the ears of Republican Christi Taylor, 46, a physician from Waukee in Des Moines' burgeoning western suburbs, heavy with moderate Republicans and independents. Democrats lead registered voters by a similar 51% to 42%.
The poll was "based on telephone interviews conducted August 2-6, 2017, with a random sample of 1,017 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia". The margin of sampling error is four percentage points.