A number of the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are championing a government-run, single-payer health care system, but voter support is down. Perhaps that’s because voters see the quality of care suffering, while their personal costs go up.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters still favor a single-payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone. Forty-seven percent (47%) are opposed, while a sizable 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 4-5, 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.