They appear to be a concession to the difficulty facing GOP senators in passing a far-reaching bill that significantly rolls back former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Seventy-six percent of those surveyed said the House-passed bill doesn't make good on President Trump's health care promises - which, during his campaign, included vows to stamp out the opioid epidemic and leave Medicaid funding alone.
"What I think is a shame is now when we have a special counsel, it's going to slow down and inhibit the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation", Johnson said. The poll found that 8 percent of respondents thought the AHCA should be passed by the Senate in its current form.
It's divided along partisan lines, but the Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 55 percent of people have an unfavorable or somewhat unfavorable view of the proposed American Health Care Act and 31 percent have a favorable view.
House Republicans passed their version of a bill in May, but many Republicans - including Burr - have dismissed it as a "dead on arrival" in the Senate.
Nearly half of those polled, 49 percent, say they have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, while only one-third, 31 percent, say the same about the proposed Republican alternative, the American Health Care Act.
About 45 percent of Americans say they expect their health care costs to rise.
Among independents, only 4 percent said the House GOP bill fulfills all the president's promises, while 79 percent said it delivers on some or none.
After Trump won, relatively few people saw personal risks from his promised repeal of Obama's health overhaul. On the other hand, 49% of those surveyed had a favorable view of Obamacare, compared with 42% holding an unfavorable view.
"Most of my time has been spent trying to figure out solutions to Iowa losing all its insurers, to Tennessee potentially losing theirs. that both aide the exchanges or transition it to something thats life after the Affordable Care Act", he said.
The Kaiser poll was conducted from May 16-22 among a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of 1,205 adults.
But there are deep divisions on issues like how to handle the Medicaid expansion and ObamaCare's insurer regulations, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellGOP senator: Healthcare deal unlikely this year Dem senator: Paris accord did not "balance" environment, economy GOP senator "disappointed" Trump withdrawing from climate deal MORE (R-Ky.) has lowered expectations. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.
Republicans in the Senate have a slim 52-48 majority and can only lose two votes if they want legislation to pass.