The Foundation for Government Accountability commissioned a poll executed by Action Point Campaigns of 469 likely voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia between March 7, 2014 and March 9 2014. Likely voters were defined as having participated in three or more of the last four statewide elections and were randomly selected for participation from a database of registered voters. The poll was conducted using interactive voice response (IVR) automated telephone calls and has a margin of error of 4.5 percent.


Question 1: The Legislature and Governor are deciding whether or not to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program to give taxpayer-funded Medicaid health coverage to 400,000 mostly working-age, non-disabled adults with no kids. Knowing this, do you support or oppose expanding Medicaid in Virginia?


Question 2: If you knew Medicaid expansion was a key part of ObamaCare, or the federal Affordable Care Act, would you be more or less likely to support expanding Medicaid in Virginia?


Question 3: If you knew ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion was mostly paid for by cutting $716 billion from seniors’ Medicare program, would you be more or less likely to support Medicaid expansion?


Question 4: If you knew that almost 1 in 3 Virginians eligible for ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion are former prison inmates, would you be more or less likely to support Medicaid expansion?


Question 5: If Virginia were to implement ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, how likely do you think it is that your personal health care costs will increase?


Question 6: If you knew implementing ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion in Virginia could result in funding cuts to education, infrastructure and public safety, would you be more or less likely to support Medicaid expansion?


Question 7: Some Virginia legislators have called for reforms to the current Medicaid program—which costs state taxpayers more than $4 billion a year—before the state should consider Medicaid expansion. Do you think Virginia should reform its current Medicaid program first, or expand Medicaid under ObamaCare without reforms?


Question 8: Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates have put forth a state budget proposal that funds government services but does not implement ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. Do you support or oppose the Republican House members’ decision to offer a state budget without Medicaid expansion?


Question 9: Governor Terry McAuliffe has indicated he would rather shut down Virginia state government than sign a budget that does not implement ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. Would you support or oppose Governor McAuliffe’s government shutdown?


Question 10: Would you be more or less likely to vote to reelect your current legislator if he or she supported ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion in Virginia?


Download the full poll results below

Virginia Medicaid Expansion Poll
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