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Medicare

Voters Don’t Back Medicare for All With Their Tax Dollars

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Support has fallen for expanding Medicare to all Americans as opponents detail the staggering likely cost to taxpayers. Few voters are willing to spend much, if anything, to make it a reality.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 39% of Likely U.S. Voters now support a plan to extend Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older, to Americans of all ages. Forty-six percent (46%) oppose Medicare for all. This compares to 44% and 41% two months ago, the highest level of support to date. Fifteen percent (15%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted November 10-11, 2019 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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