Most Americans Stop Supporting Medicare for All When They Find Out the Details

As last night’s debate revealed, 2020 Democrat Presidential candidates are almost universally in agreement when it comes to support for Medicare for All. This week’s Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse polling reveals that 63 percent of Americans support Medicare for All—but 63 percent oppose it when they hear the policy will eliminate private insurance and force Americans to get coverage through the federal government.

The polling also shows that after a two-week dip in consumer confidence about the economy, numbers have rebounded. This week, 55 percent of Americans rated the economy as either “good” or “excellent,” compared to just 48 percent two weeks ago. Those who said the economy was getting better rose from 32 percent three weeks ago to 38 percent this week.

“The health care policy debate continues to heat up, and Americans need to be educated about the reality of socialized medicine,” said Elaine Parker, President of Job Creators Network Foundation. “Forty percent of people think Medicare for All would allow them to keep their existing health insurance—however, when people hear their current insurance would be eliminated, a majority oppose the policy.”

“Our Weekly Pulse numbers track closely to other economic indices, so while The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index showed a dip for June, our more recent survey responses would indicate a quick rebound,” said pollster Scott Rasmussen.

Economic polling questions are below:

How would you rate the U.S. economy today? Excellent (16%), Good (39%), Fair (30%), Poor (11%), Not sure (3%)

Is the economy getting better or worse? Better (38%), Worse (23%), About the same (33%), Not sure (6%)

Okay, how would you rate your own personal finances? Excellent (12%), Good (40%), Fair (31%), Poor (14%), Not sure (3%)

Are your personal finances getting better or worse? Better (33%), Worse 16%), About the same (49%), Not sure (2%)

Are companies in your area likely to be hiring new workers or laying off existing workers? Hiring new workers (48%), Laying off existing workers (16%), Not sure (36%)

For historic data on these economic questions visit: JCNPulse.com

Download full crosstabs of this week’s questions:

This ScottRasmussen.com/HarrisX poll of 1,064 US adults was conducted June 24-25, 2019. For more information about the Job Creators Network please visit www.JobCreatorsNetwork.com

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