Monday, May 23, 2016

Single-Payer Losing in Denver Metro Area

Amendment 69, the nationally reported single-payer proposal on the Colorado November ballot, is currently losing in the Denver metro area by 30 percent in favor and 43 percent against, with more than a quarter of the population undecided (27%).

A plurality of Democrats (44%) favor the amendment and a third (35%) are undecided. Republicans are overwhelmingly opposed (71%). Unaffiliated voters oppose it 47 percent to 31 percent.

Also not surprising, given their ideological disposition, 43 percent of voters under 30 years old favor the proposition. Older voters were less supportive, with Baby Boomers aged 65 to 74 years old the most opposed (53%).

Survey conducted with 600 likely voters in the seven-county Denver metro area by Ciruli Associates in May 2016 with a plus or minus of 4 percentage points.

ACA Gallup Poll

A new Gallup poll shows that the single-payer option attracts both Democrats who see the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gaps and failures and Republicans who simply want any alternative.  In the May 8-10, 2016 Gallup test, Americans were offered three options, which are also associated with the three current leading candidates for their respective party nominations, Bernie Sanders’s single-payer (Medicare for All) approach beat Hillary Clinton’s “Keep the ACA” and Donald Trump’s “repeal the ACA” (and replace it with an unknown option).

1 comment:

Val said...

This is excellent news!.