A Rasmussen national poll revealed on Thursday that nearly half of likely voters in America are not in favor of the progressive Democrat-championed Medicare for All plan that would put the health care system solely in the arms of the U.S. government’s control.
According to Daily Caller, only 39 percent of Americans are in favor of such a system, while 46% are against it. Medicare for All is highly touted by the far left wing of the 2020 Democratic candidates, such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
On top of that, the poll revealed that 56 percent of Americans who make less than $30,000 annually are not ready to pay more in taxes for such a program. As far as Democratic voters are concerned, 32 percent of them said they’re willing to pay whatever the costs ends up being in exchange for universal health care.
The poll, which surveyed 1,000 likely American voters, marks a decrease in support for the plan compared to an earlier version of the same poll in September. Presumably that drop came as candidates were forced to explain that there would be a tax increase on the middle-class to fund a universal health care system.
In the September poll, 44 percent supported the plan, while 41 percent opposed it. In both the September and November polls, 15 percent of voters indicated that they are “undecided” about the system.
Sanders, who was up front from the beginning about the tax hike on the middle-class, said he thinks “a lot of people in this country would be delighted to pay more in taxes if they had comprehensive health care as a human right.”
Warren took heat after finally revealing that her plan would cost the U.S. government a staggering $52 trillion over the course of 10 years, requiring $20 trillion in new spending. She has argued that most of the cost would be funded by America’s billionaires, but many financial experts have agreed that it’s simply not possible and that a tax hike affecting most Americans is more realistic.