9.12.19 / Polling

POLL: KFF Health Tracking | Most Democrats Prefer a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to Build on the Affordable Care Act

53% of Public View the ACA Favorably as Democratic Support for the 2010 Law Reaches All-Time High; Poll Also Finds Strong Bipartisan Support for Surprise Billing Legislation


The latest KFF Health Tracking Poll
 probes Democrats’ views about the general approaches to expanding health coverage and lowering costs put forward by the candidates.

Most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (55%) say they prefer a candidate who would build on the Affordable Care Act to achieve those goals. Fewer (40%) prefer a candidate who would replace the ACA with a Medicare-for-all plan.

Even among those who prefer a candidate who would replace the ACA with a national Medicare-for-all plan, most say they would vote for a candidate who wants to build on the ACA (22% of all Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents). On the other hand, 14% of all Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they would only vote for a candidate who wants to replace the ACA with a Medicare-for-all plan.



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