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Poll: Michigan voters oppose Medicare for All as Democrats head to Detroit

The Detroit News

July 25, 2019

By Jonathan Oosting

Lansing — A majority of Michigan voters oppose a strict Medicare for All proposal that would eliminate private health insurance, according to a new statewide poll released Thursday ahead of next week’s Democratic presidential debates in Detroit.

But the survey of 600 likely Michigan voters shows the government-run single-payer health care proposal is popular among “strong” Democrats and supported by a plurality of voters who “lean” Democratic, pointing to a challenge for presidential candidates attempting to win the primary without hurting their chances in a general election.

The July 17-20 poll was conducted by Glengariff Group Inc. and commissioned by the Detroit Regional Chamber, whose CEO and President Sandy Baruah said he hopes its various findings will encourage candidates from both political parties to “focus on the center” rather than the “fringes” of the Michigan electorate.

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