Poll: 5-in-9 Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

About 5-in-9 likely U.S. voters oppose proving free health care to illegal aliens that American taxpayers pay for, a poll this month finds.

A Rasmussen Reports survey this month asked 1,000 likely U.S. voters their opinions on the sanctuary state of California’s latest law that provides full health care benefits to low-income illegal aliens who are under the age of 26-years-old.

About 55 percent, or 5-in-9, likely U.S. voters overall said they opposed providing even the lowest income illegal aliens with taxpayer-funded health care in their state. Only about 31 percent of likely voters said they supported the giant subsidy program.

Nearly 7-in-10 likely voters 40 to 64-years-old said they opposed taxpayer-funded health care for illegal aliens in their state, while almost 8-in-10 Republican voters said they too opposed such a plan. Even with Democrat likely voters, more than 3-in-10 said they oppose giving taxpayer-funded health care to illegal aliens, and less than half said they supported the plan.

Among swing voters, about 6-in-10, or 60 percent, said they opposed providing taxpayer-funded health care to illegal aliens, and middle class Americans are the most likely to say they oppose offering free health care benefits to illegal aliens.

In total, about 56 percent of likely voters earning between $30,000 to $50,000 say they oppose taxpayer-funded health care for illegal aliens. Likewise, 62 percent of likely voters earning $50,000 to $100,000 say they oppose taxpayer-funded health care for illegal aliens.

The poll shows the gap between the country’s electorate and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates, the majority of whom have vowed to offer free health care to illegal aliens that is paid for by American taxpayers.

As Breitbart News has estimated, providing free health care to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens could cost American taxpayers up to $660 billion every ten years. Already, Americans are forced to subsidize nearly $20 billion a year in medical and health care costs for illegal aliens.

Democrat candidates who have endorsed the plan include Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), author Marianne Williamson, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO).

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

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