President Donald Trump was under water, again, in the latest Politico / Morning Consult opinion survey released Wednesday morning.
He was at 50 percent disapproval and 42 percent approval. That was the widest gap since at least March for the president.
The poll looked at opinions of 2,001 registered voters May 12-14. The potential margin of error was 2 percentage points.
Somewhat related, the poll found that 27 percent of registered voters supported an investigation of U.S.-Russia ties as the top choice among more than half of a dozen possibilities. That made the U.S.-Russia investigation the No. 1 issue.
The rest of those results showed:
21 percent wanted repealing and replacing Obamacare;
14 percent wanted tax reform;
13 percent chose reforming entitlements, such as Medicaid;
11 percent picked an increase in infrastructure spending; and
6 percent want the wall between the United States and Mexico.
Regarding the American healthcare act that Republicans recently succeeded in getting through the U.S. House of Representatives on their second try, it too is under water. The survey found 38 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove.
Within those numbers is a subset that might offer an explanation for why disapproval runs so strong. It deals with expansion of Medicaid eligibility so more working adults receive government-subsidized health care. A South Dakota panel appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard continues to study expansion, but the governor, a Republican, and the Republican-majorities Senate and House won’t consider expansion unless it can pay its way.
The survey found 46 percent want Medicaid expansion to continue, while 32 percent want a roll-back.