Republicans believe that is their best bet for improving their poor standing with voters and keeping control of Congress after the midterm elections in November. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The GOP will not try to repeal Obamacare in 2018.

After several attempts to fulfill one of the party’s central campaign promises ended in embarrassing defeat last year and polls show that the landmark health law is more popular than ever, Republican leaders in the House and the Senate see a lot of risk and little reward in trying again.

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