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.

TOPLINE RESULTS

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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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