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    Gallup polls Americans on new GOP health care plan, energy, and overall satisfaction

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     President Donald Trump, flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, (left), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Org., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 10, 2017, during a meeting on healthcare. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

    President Donald Trump, flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, (left), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Org., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 10, 2017, during a meeting on healthcare. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    Republicans this week came out with their version of the new healthcare plan.

    A review of recent polling on the topic shows that Americans do not want Obamacare repealed but want it modified. 

    President Donald Trump is strongly emphasizing more fossil fuel extraction, opening up federal lands, and relaxing environmental restrictions on energy production. New data continue to show that the public taken as a whole is not sympathetic with this approach.

    The latest update on Americans’ views of the most important problem facing the nation shows that the economy continues to fade as a concern, while worry about government itself continues to be the top issue. A significant number of Republicans continue to mention immigration as the nation’s top problem.

    More generally, less than a third of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going. A lot of the depressed satisfaction is driven by Democrats.

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