Republican plans to change Obamacare are causing mass terror among the unemployed who rely on the program for health care, so the mainstream media claims.

But not so fast, says actual data.

A new poll finds virtually none of America’s unemployed have been able to get health insurance under Obamacare, which a strong majority want repealed.

The poll, released May 10 by Express Employment Professionals, shatters the mainstream media’s narrative about Republican efforts to alter the Obamacare program.

The national survey of 1,500 jobless Americans age 18 and older, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Express between March 14 and April 6, 2017, blows apart two major liberal claims about Obamacare.

The unemployed were asked, “Are you currently receiving health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA also referred to as Obamacare)?”

Only 20 percent said yes.  Seventy-two (72) percent said no, they were not getting health insurance under Obamacare.

But, they support the program, right?


Jobless Americans were then asked their opinion on repealing Obamacare.

Fifty-seven (57) said they agreed Obamacare should be repealed.  Only 43 percent disagreed.

Support for repealing Obamacare was identical among both men and women, at 57 percent each.

Not only do the unemployed support repealing Obamacare, depending on which poll you compare, they are stronger opponents of Obamacare than the average American.

Obamacare isn’t the only issue on which Democrats are wildly out of step with the unemployed.

The survey also found 58 percent felt “It would be easier to get a job if there was less illegal immigration in the United States.”

But, in 2016 at least, the unemployed didn’t vote for the candidate who agreed with them.

When asked for whom they voted in the 2016 presidential election, 35 percent reported Hillary Clinton, 25 percent said Donald Trump, three percent said Gary Johnson and one percent said Jill Stein.

Among the sample, 34 percent said they did not vote.

That’s less than the 39.5 percent of registered voters nationwide who did not cast ballots in November, indicating the unemployed are more politically active than the average American.

The unemployed also appear split on whether they feel Trump’s policies will be effective or improve their lives.

When asked “What kind of impact do you think the new administration will have on creating jobs?” 39 percent said they felt Trump’s policies would have a positive impact, 35 percent said negative impact and 26 percent said no impact at all.

They were also evenly split on whether Trump’s policies would help them personally.

When asked, “How do you think President Trump’s policies will affect your job search?” 30 percent said “They will make it harder for me to find a job”, 30 percent said they were not sure, 22 percent said they would have no impact, and 18 percent said “They will make it easier for me to find a job.”

That could be a major factor in the 2018 midterm elections, but it remains to be seen whom it benefits.

Despite their opinions on Obamacare and immigration, the unemployed voted for the Democrat in stronger numbers than the average American.

But on the issues, they agree with Republicans.

If the GOP can connect issue positions with voting behavior, or provide results with improved job numbers, they could swing Democrat voters.