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Medicare

Most Aren't Willing To Pay More to Keep Medicare Afloat

Friday, November 07, 2014

Even though voters still generally regard Medicare as a good deal for working Americans, only a third are willing to pay more in taxes to allow it to continue as is.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Medicare, with 19% who have a Very Favorable view of the federal health care program for retirees. Thirty-three percent (33%) regard Medicare unfavorably, but that includes only nine percent (9%) with a Very Unfavorable opinion. This is little changed from surveys for the past three years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 4-5, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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