Recent public polling shows that public support for Medicare for All is slipping, generating bad headline after bad headline:
- CNN: Support for Medicare for All dips, most people like their employer plans
- FiveThirtyEight: Medicare For All Isn’t That Popular – Even Among Democrats
- Huffington Post: This Poll Shows Why Some Democrats Are Skittish About ‘Medicare For All’
- The Hill: Support for Medicare for All dips: poll
The drop in support for Medicare for All can be attributed to Americans learning more about the government-run healthcare program not only as it gains more attention organically in the national dialogue, but also through a sustained advertising effort from One Nation.
- A new Kaiser Family Foundation pollfound support for Medicare for All dropped 8 points since March. Respondents supported building on the current system over replacing it with Medicare for All by a 55% to 39% margin.
- An NPR-PBS-Marist national poll found that among those surveyed, only 41% said Medicare for All is a good idea, while 54% opposed the program. Only 39% of independents support abolishing private insurance.
- An NBC/WSJ poll found support for the program had dropped five points since 2017, to 44% support, 49% oppose. Additionally, among independents, only 36% favored the plan, while 53% opposed it.
One Nation launched the first, multi-million dollar wave of a national advertising effort to educate voters about the pitfalls of a Medicare for All system in June. The organization announced a second, $4 million national advertising blitz beginning this week and stretching through the month of August.
“As Americans learn more about what Medicare for All would mean for them and their families, they are stampeding away from it. Our goal is to ensure every American is clear-eyed about the facts of this program, which would provide lower-quality care with fewer choices and longer wait times – all at a higher cost.” -One Nation Communications Director Jack Pandol