The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that the most unpopular issue championed by the Democrats running for president is free healthcare to every illegal alien in America. That number is estimated to be between 11 and 22 million at the latest count. That program would cost taxpayers $660 million over the next ten years. But, in truth it would cost much more than that because if that would become law, every sick person in the world would come to the United States to take advantage of it. And with the Democrat’s open borders policies, there would be nothing to stop them.
Democratic presidential candidates are presenting policy ideas that are broadly popular with Americans, including tuition-free state colleges, but other proposals—such as Medicare for All—could complicate the party’s prospects next year, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows.
Two-thirds of registered voters support letting anyone buy into Medicare, similar to an idea that former Vice President Joe Biden and some other Democratic candidates have proposed. Two-thirds say that young adults brought to the U.S. illegally should be allowed to stay, an idea broadly supported by the party’s presidential field. Nearly 60% of registered voters support making tuition free at state colleges and universities.
But several other ideas backed by majorities of Democratic voters and some of the party’s 2020 candidates draw significant opposition from the electorate overall, the new poll finds.
Of 12 policy ideas tested in the poll, providing government-sponsored health care to undocumented immigrants was the least popular among the broader electorate, with 62% rejecting it. In a June Democratic debate, all 10 candidates on the stage, including Messrs. Biden and Sanders, raised their hands when asked who backed the idea. In the new survey, it was supported by 64% of Democratic primary voters but only 36% of voters overall.
Other Democratic initiatives poll well among Democratic voters but is opposed by voters over all. This includes eliminating fracking for oil and gas and cancelling and forgiving all student debt. This creates a major problem for Democrats in that those policies will help win the nomination from their party but will be a major stumbling block in the general election, especially when they realize there is no way to pay for these programs without hefty tax increases n the middle class.
Providing government health care to undocumented workers
Cancelling and forgiving all current student loan debt
Stopping and eliminating fracking for oil and gas
The first number is the over all support for an initiand the second is Democrats only.