Nearly half of likely U.S. voters oppose Medicare for All, according to a Rasmussen national poll published Thursday.
The poll found 46% of likely U.S. voters oppose the universal health care plan similar to those proposed by 2020 Democratic candidates like Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, while 39% are in favor of such a program, the poll shows.
Additionally, the survey also found that 56% of people making under $30,000 a year wouldn’t want to pay any more in taxes in exchange for a program like Medicare for All; 40% of 18- to 39-year-olds would not be willing to pay more taxes; and 45% of black individuals would not be willing to pay more taxes.
Among Democratic voters specifically, 32% are willing to pay any cost in higher taxes in exchange for Medicare for All.
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22% of Democrats are willing to pay an extra $100 in taxes per year to support #MedicareForAll
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The poll, which asked 1,000 likely voters if they support Medicare for All and had a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points, shows a decrease in support compared to a similar Rasmussen poll published Sept. 18. That poll found that 41% of likely voters opposed the universal health care program while 44% were in favor. (Read more from “New Poll Reveals How Americans Feel About Medicare for All” HERE)