Poll: Progressive Ideas More Popular Than Not In America

The latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that more Americans than not (a plurality) support single-payer health care and universal basic income. A majority of Americans support making four-year public colleges and universities tuition-free.

The latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that more Americans than not (a plurality) support single-payer health care.

1.Nearly half of voters, 49 percent, say they support “a single-payer health care system, where all Americans would get their health insurance from one government plan” — greater than the 35 percent who oppose such a plan. Seventeen percent of voters have no opinion. Two-thirds of Democratic voters support single-payer, while 18 percent oppose it.

2.A progressive proposal on education finds even more backers than those on health care. Asked whether they would support “a proposal to make four-year public colleges and universities tuition-free,” 62 percent say they would, while 29 percent oppose tuition-free college.

  1. Less popular but still with plurality support: a universal basic income. Told it is “a proposal in which the government would provide all Americans a regular, unconditional sum of money,” 43 percent support it, and 39 percent oppose it.

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