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Approval for GOP health-care bill sinks as Senate plans vote

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday revealed that just 35 percent of voters approve of the GOP-backed health-care bill that the Senate is poised to vote on next week. Almost half of voters, 49 percent, disapprove of the American Health Care Act outright.

These numbers mark a decline from early last month, when the House narrowly voted to advance the unpopular bill; immediately after the bill's passage, 38 percent approved of the bill and 44 percent disapproved of it.

The poll also found that just 27 percent of voters think the bill will improve the country's health-care system, while 41 percent think it will make it worse.

The poll was conducted June 15-19 among 2,051 registered voters. Its margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.