Source: Likelihood of Voting Against a Candidate Who Disagrees on Health Care – 2000: July 2000 Medicare

If a presidential candidate’s position on Medicare differs from your own, how likely is it that this particular difference ALONE would determine your vote on election day?

(Asked of those who think the issue of Medicare is one of the deciding factors in who to choose for president)

11% Certain to determine your vote
20 Very likely
40 Somewhat likely
27 Not too likely
3 Don’t know

This survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,183 registered voters was conducted by The Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University by telephone between July 5 and 18, 2000. The survey included an oversample of 176 registered voters who said that Medicare and/or health care other than Medicare would be one of the most important issues helping them to decide which presidential candidate to support. A total of 614 voters fell into this category and were classified as “health care or Medicare-oriented voters.” Fieldwork was conducted by ICR/International Communications Research of Media, Pennsylvania.


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