Voters in 2016: Government Spending on Health Care Coverage

Source: Ismail White, Kristen Broady, William Cubbison, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, November 22, 2016

From the summary:
As the nation’s leadership shifts, the Joint Center will continue to release several data briefs comparing the policy priorities of white Trump voters, black Clinton voters, Latino Clinton voters, and white Clinton voters.

This brief focuses on government spending on health care coverage for low-income Americans.
KEY FINDINGS:
– Black, Latino, and white Clinton voters were more likely to indicate support for funding increases to expand health care coverage for low-income Americans. In contrast, white Trump supporters were more likely to indicate a preference for funding decreases.
– Across all groups and demographics, black Clinton voters were the most likely to indicate support of funding increases at 77 percent.
– The majority of white Trump supporters with incomes less than $75,000 said that they either support current funding levels or increases in funding to expanded health care coverage for low-income Americans.