POLLS: Democrats Medicare-for-All to Replace Private Insurance Opposed by Voters

It may be winning ticket for Democrat Primary but is losing prescription for winning White House

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Texas Insider Report) About 56 of Registered Voters oppose the Democrat Presidential Candidates idea to impose a Medicare-for-All plan to replace private insurance. Among all voters support for such a plan plunges to just 41 according to a recent Fox News National Poll.

The Medicare-for-All plan is championed by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) currently the two progressive-liberal standard-bearers in the record-setting field of 2020 Democrat hopefuls and also its in line with the Public Option pitched by former Vice President Joe Biden.

Sen. Kamala Harris of California also supports Medicare-for-all albeit with a role for private insurers.

But two new polls indicate Medicare-for-All is far from the right prescription in the general election race for the White House.

The latest Fox News national poll points to 83 of Democrat Primary Voters saying they would favor the plan allowing individuals to buy into the government-run system.

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Nearly two-thirds of Democrat primary voters questioned in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal National Poll say they support a government-run single-payer Medicare-for-all style system that would replace existing private insurance.

Among all voters support for a Medicare-for-all plan that replaces private insurance nosedives to 46 among all voters in the Fox News Poll which was released last month.

The NBC/WSJ Poll was conducted with 900 registered voters nationwide questioned by live telephone operators. The surveys sampling error is 3.27 for all registered voters and 4.36 for Democratic primary voters.

The Fox News Poll was conducted Sept. 15-17 with 1008 registered voters nationwide questioned by live telephone operators. The surveys sampling error is 3 points for all registered voters and 4.5 points for Democratic primary voters.

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