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Poll of the Day: A Pandemic-Driven Pickup in Support for ‘Medicare for All’

Yuval Rosenberg

As the coronavirus sweeps across the country and ravages the U.S. economy, support for “Medicare for All” has risen to 55% of registered voters, its highest level in about nine months, according to a Morning Consult/Politico survey. Just over a third of voters oppose the single-payer plan, but, for the first time since June 2019, a majority of independents favor it.

The poll found that about 40% of voters say that the coronavirus pandemic has made them more likely to support both the Affordable Care Act and universal health care proposals. But 44% of Republicans say the outbreak has made them less likely to support the ACA.

The poll of 1,997 registered voters was conducted March 27 to 29 and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

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