When It Comes To Health Care, Americans Trust Democrats More Than Republicans, Poll Finds
A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds that respondents trust Democrats over Republicans on health care, 40 percent to 23 percent. On other issues, the response is more evenly divided.
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AP-NORC Poll: Democrats Are Trusted More On Health Care
Americans are giving Democrats a clear edge on health care as the 2020 presidential race gears up, according to a new poll that also finds many Republicans backing one of their competitors' top ideas: a government insurance plan people can buy into. But support for the plan that has attracted the most attention, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All," is concentrated mostly among Democrats. (Alonso-Zaldivar and Fingerhut, 4/26)
Americans Trust Dems More On Health Care: Poll
Americans are open to the government taking primary responsibility for providing health insurance, with 57 percent of those surveyed saying they believe the federal government is responsible for making sure all Americans have health care coverage. Forty-one percent said the opposite, according to the poll. Among those surveyed, 42 percent said they support a single-payer system like the one touted by progressives including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); 31 percent of those polled, meanwhile, expressed opposition to such a plan while one-quarter said they were undecided. The results broke down along partisan lines, according to the AP. (Axelrod, 4/26)