For your perusal, here's our sampling info and questions for Monday's Utah Policy poll on Healthy Utah.

Have you heard of Governor Herbert's Healthy Utah plan?

 

Total

(number responding)

407

Yes

44%

No

56%

 

Using a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 meaning "not at all familiar" and 5 meaning "very familiar", how familiar are you with Governor Herbert's Healthy Utah plan?

Not at all familiar

1

2

3

4

Very familiar

5

53%

22%

17%

5%

3%

 

Using a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 meaning “not at all familiar” and 5 meaning “very familiar”, how familiar are you with Medicaid Expansion as proposed by the Affordable Care Act?

Not at all familiar

1

2

3

4

Very familiar

5

27%

28%

23%

14%

8%


 

Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan utilizes the private insurance market to provide health insurance for Utahns living at or near the federal poverty line.  If implemented, the plan would return to Utah nearly 250 million dollars paid by Utahns to the federal government each year.  Under the Healthy Utah plan, this money would be used to assist more than 55,000 low-income Utahns who currently lack access to affordable health insurance.  Funds would either purchase insurance from the private insurance market or support participation in current state health insurance programs.

Do you support or oppose Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan?

Strongly Support

Somewhat Support

Neutral

Somewhat Oppose

Strongly Oppose

Don’t know

22%

45%

15%

7%

6%

5%

 

Currently, Medicaid is offered to those who earn less than the Federal poverty level. Under the expansion of Medicaid, Utah would receive nearly 250 million dollars to expand Medicaid coverage for an estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Utahns. Eligibility would be extended to those with incomes at or near the federal poverty line.

Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion?

Strongly Support

Somewhat Support

Neutral

Somewhat Oppose

Strongly Oppose

Don’t know

27%

28%

14%

17%

12%

2%


Which option do you support the most?

 

Total

(number responding)

407

The Healthy Utah Plan

54%

Medicaid expansion

23%

Don’t know

22%

 

In which of the following age categories do you fall?

 

   
 

Total

(number responding)

407

18 to 24 years of age

5%

25 to 34 years of age

16%

35 to 44 years of age

18%

45 to 54 years of age

19%

55 to 64 years of age

25%

65 years of age or older

16%

Prefer not to answer

1%

 

Gender

 

Total

(number responding)

407

Male

46%

Female

54%

In politics today, which of the following best describes your political affiliation?

 

Total

(number responding)

407

Republican

43%

Democrat

13%

Independent voter

31%

Other

7%

Prefer not to answer

5%

 

Do you consider yourself politically as liberal or conservative?

 

Total

(number responding)

407

Very conservative

26%

Somewhat conservative

29%

Moderate

18%

Somewhat liberal

13%

Very liberal

8%

Prefer not to answer

6%


Is your religious preference...

 

Total

(number responding)

407

LDS (Very Active)

52%

LDS (Somewhat Active)

7%

LDS (Not Active)

6%

Catholic

4%

Protestant

2%

Other

14%

None

11%

Prefer not to answer

4%


What was the last grade of education you completed?

 

Statewide

 

Total

(number responding)

407

Less than high school

1%

High school graduate (includes equivalency)

20%

Associate or Technical

29%

Bachelor's degree

28%

Graduate or professional degree

21%

Prefer not to answer

1%