Organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
Conducted: January 2019
Exact wording: A national health plan, sometimes called Medicare-for-all, where all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan
Sample size: 1,190
Overall Findings: 56% support
Party lines: 81% Democrats support, 23% Republicans support, 53% Independents support
Summary: The Kaiser Family Foundation found that 56% of Americans surveyed support Medicare for All. Additionally, Kaiser asked about support for Medicare for All in other, less straightforward ways. When the wording of the question changed, people's responses changed accordingly. When asked about support for Medicare for All if it would guarantee health insurance as a right for Americans, 71% favored this. However, when asked about support for Medicare for All if it would threaten the current Medicare program, only 32% favored this. Further, when asked about support for Medicare for All if it would lead to delays in people getting some medical tests and treatments, only 26% favored this. Clearly, the bias of wording drastically alters polling results.
Link to the poll: from Kaiser Family Foundation