In this episode, we discuss the findings of two recent surveys from the Pew Research Center and Politico/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Both surveys measured public support and opposition for repealing Obamacare/Affordable Care Act. The Politico survey also measured public opinion of immigration reform, increased infrastructure spending, increased defense spending, tax cuts for individuals and corporations and filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Segment #1 – Discussing the Politico/Harvard Survey

We discuss the methodology of the Politico/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health survey. It was fielded in mid-December among adult population of 18 and older, not registered voters. 1,023 total interviews for a margin of error of +/- 3.6%.

The Politico/Harvard survey measured public opinion of:

  1. Enthusiasm for President-Elect Trump’s Priorities
  2. Repeal & Replacing Obamacare
  3. The Future of Medicare
  4. Immigration Policy
  5. Tax Cuts & Economic Benefits
  6. Infrastructure Investment
  7. Creating a More Conservative Supreme Court

Politico Survey Link: “Trump voters set own priorities for the first 100 days”, by Eli Stokols, January 16th, 2017 http://ow.ly/Dw683085NhA

Segment #2 – Discussing the Pew Research Survey

Pew Survey Link: “More Americans say government should ensure health care coverage” by Kristien Bialik, January 13th, 2017. http://pewrsr.ch/2j8yCPo

Pew Survey Link: “Republicans, Democrats find common ground on many provisions of health care law”, by Kristen Bialik, December 8, 2016. http://pewrsr.ch/2h8iw7a