Poll Finds Drop In Support For Virginia Medicaid Expansion
A survey conducted by the Wason Center at Christopher Newport University finds that 53 percent of Virginia voters oppose enrolling more people in Medicaid.
The Washington Post: Poll: Support For Medicaid Expansion Down Sharply In Virginia
McAuliffe (D) and a slim majority of the evenly divided state Senate have pushed this year to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act, saying it would provide insurance to up to 400,000 needy Virginians and boost the economy. The Republican-dominated House has opposed expansion, raising doubts about the federal government’s ability to pay most of the $2 billion-a-year cost and stressing the need to first rein in the existing Medicaid program (Vozzella, 4/24).
The Associated Press: Poll: Majority Oppose Va. Medicaid Expansion
A poll from Christopher Newport University’s Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy poll released Thursday shows that Virginia voters oppose Medicaid expansion 53 percent to 41 percent. In February, the university found the majority of voters favored Medicaid expansion 56 to 38 (4/24).
The Richmond Times-Dispatch: Poll: Virginia Voters Shift On Medicaid
A majority of Virginia voters now oppose Medicaid expansion, according to a new survey, signaling a reversal on the issue since February. Fifty-three percent oppose expansion while 41 percent support it, according to a survey of 806 registered Virginia voters conducted April 16-22 by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. A CNU survey in February showed support for expansion at 56 percent, with 38 percent opposed (Nolan, 4/25).