Swing Voters Have Two Left Feet When It Comes to Medicare for All

Poll shows wariness in Pa, Minn, Mich, and Wis
Peter Wehrwein

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Cook Political Report shows that Democrats may favor Medicare-for-all at their political peril. 

Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, wrote an Axios column this week about a poll that was conducted in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin, all which are considered battleground states in the 2020 presidential election.

The results, according to Altman, show that Democrats and swing voters are reciprocals of one another when it comes to Medicare for all: 62% of Democratic voters in those states say a Medicare-for-all plan that eliminates private insurance is a good idea while the same percentage of swing voters in those states say it’s a bad idea. 

Altman also noted, though, that opinions of President Trump may be more determinative of how people vote than their opinions about health care.

And, of course, there is a long, long way to go between now and November 3, 2020.