Stories by Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation

Democrats like Medicare for All, but swing voters don't

Illustration of a health plus with a cross-out symbol as its shadow.
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

New polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Cook Political Report confirms that while Democratic voters like the idea of “Medicare for All,” it would be a risk in a general election.

Between the lines: This poll was conducted in the formerly “blue wall” states of Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Medicare for All's popularity may have peaked

Adapted from Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Axios Visuals

Public support for Medicare for All might have peaked, but it’s still a powerful idea among many Democrats.

By the numbers: Support for the national health plan rose from around 40% in 2000 to a high of 59% in March of 2018, but had slipped back to 51% by October of this year.

Voters aren't buying Trump's promises of a health care plan

Illustration of President Trump holding a red health care cross
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

New polling shows that most of the public does not think President Trump has or will have a health care plan.

Driving the news: The results of the latest Kaiser Family Foundation’s tracking poll, which will be out Tuesday, show that most Republicans are sticking with Trump, but few other voters are buying his repeated promises about delivering a “phenomenal health plan.”