This probably won’t come as a surprise, but a majority of Americans oppose their state government cutting spending on areas including K-12 public education, police and safety, Medicaid and social services, according to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll. But a majority of adults (57%) do support having their state cut spending on transportation as a step toward closing budget shortfalls.
- The tracking poll also finds that, among those who live in the 14 states that have not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, two-thirds (66%) say they want their state to expand the program to cover more low-income uninsured.
- Just over a quarter of Americans (26%) say they or a member of their household have skipped meals or relied on government or charity food programs since February. And nearly half (48%) of Americans say someone in their household has delayed medical care due to the pandemic, but more than two-thirds of those postponing treatment expect to get the care in the next three months.