Poll Finds 70 Percent of Americans, Including More Than Half of GOP, Support 'Medicare for All'
A new American Barometer poll found surprisingly strong support for "Medicare for All" -- which essentially is a single-payer health care system -- with 70 percent of those surveyed backing the idea, including 52 percent of Republicans. Among Democrats, support was at 92 percent and it was 68 percent among independents.
"Medicare for All" was a central part of Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential run, and other Democrats have been signing on to the idea since. Some of the Democratic candidates in the midterm elections has been touting "Medicare for All" on the campaign trail as part of the Democrats' overall focus on health care leading up to the election.
But Republicans have blasted the idea, saying it would fail if it ever were put in place. President Trump wrote in a USA Today ope-ed, "In practice, the Democratic Party’s so-called Medicare for All would really be Medicare for None."