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Poll: Majority of Americans support universal healthcare

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A majority of Americans are in favor of a federally funded healthcare system that provides insurance to all Americans, according to a new Gallup poll.

Some 58 percent of respondents support replacing ObamaCare with a universal healthcare system, while 37 percent oppose that plan.

{mosads}A majority — 51 percent — also supports simply repealing the Affordable Care Act, while 45 percent oppose the idea. Americans were divided over the idea of leaving ObamaCare as is: 49 percent oppose the idea, and 48 percent support it.

The three scenarios were meant to correspond to the proposals of the three presidential candidates.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is in support of a single-payer, federally administered plan. Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has said the law will stay in place.

The poll was conducted from May 6 to 8 among 1,549 adults across the country. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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