Another day, another Medicaid expansion poll
The Times/Herald has obtained yet another poll gauging Floridians' support of Medicaid expansion, this time conducted by left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
According to PPP, 62 percent of 551 Florida voters polled support Medicaid expansion. This result is similar to two other polls conducted on behalf of non-profit groups urging the state to accept federal dollars to reduce the number of uninsured residents.
Here is how the question was framed: "You may have heard some things in the news recently about extending Medicaid. By investing $1.7 billion of state funds to extend health care coverage to at least one million, low-income Floridians who are children or working adults, Florida will receive nearly $28 billion from the federal government, while creating 56,000 new jobs in Florida. Do you support or oppose this approach to extending health insurance coverage?"
So far, only one poll has concluded that a majority of Floridians oppose Medicaid expansion. That survey by conservative James Madison Institute posed the question differently than the others, focusing instead on the long-term costs of expanding Medicaid.
The PPP poll was conducted February 22 through 24. It has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.