March 9, 2018
New AAF Health Care Survey
The American Action Forum today released a new survey of likely voters on a range of health care issues. OnMessage Inc. polled 1,100 individuals, both nationally and in a selection of battleground states, by phone between February 20th and 22nd, 2018.
The survey found that voters oppose a single-payer system 51 percent to 41 percent, with 28 percent of voters strongly favoring such a system and 43 percent strongly opposing it. The poll also found that opposition to single-payer grows—among Republicans, Democrats, and Independents—when voters hear that such a system would cost $3 trillion per year and would end employer- and union-provided health insurance.
The poll also asked about a selection of other health-related issues. A plurality of voters believe private insurance is better than the government at providing quality health care, while a majority support congressional action to fund cost-sharing reduction payments, albeit with significant partisan polarization. A majority of voters also support congressional action to create a reinsurance program.
Click here to read a memo by OnMessage Inc. summarizing the findings.
Click here to view the full crosstabs.
To read a brief analysis of the results by AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin, click here.