Poll shows majority of New Yorkers reject government-run health insurance


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Release of the polling memo comes one day before the state Assembly is due to act on legislation their constituents overwhelmingly reject.

ALBANY, N.Y.—These poll results should stop any push for government-run health insurance in its tracks,” said Heather C. Briccetti Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “A majority of voters from every region of the state, including New York City, do not want Albany bureaucrats running a health care system that will increase taxes by a mind-boggling $200 billion. State officeholders and candidates alike should recognize that voters see this legislation as misguided, expensive and wholly unnecessary.”


The polling memo, put together by Mercury Public Affairs on behalf of The Business Council and its members.

The survey was conducted May 8-11, 2018, statewide, among 600 likely voters. The sampling includes cellphones and landlines. The margin of error for this survey at the 95% confidence level is ±4.00% on the overall sample.