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Voters Now Split Over Single-Payer Health Care

A number of Democratic gubernatorial and senatorial candidates from across the country have been stumping for single-payer healthcare as part of their 2018 midterm election platforms. Voters are now closely divided on whether the federal government should provide healthcare for everyone even though most believe their personal taxes will increase as a result.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters now favor a single-payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone, but just as many (43%) oppose it. Support for single-payer is down from a high of 48% in September, while opposition is up from an all-time low of 36% in the same survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 25-26, 2018 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.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 25-26, 2018 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.

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