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HENNIKER, NH - An overwhelming number of Granite Staters supports the compromise Medicaid plan being considered this week in Concord. In a poll of 774 registered voters, the plan to extend private insurance to 50,000 New Hampshire citizens enjoys wide public support. Voters also strongly support any effort by lawmakers to extend health insurance coverage to the working poor.

According to the latest NEC Poll, 66% of respondents support the compromise proposal before lawmakers, 25% oppose the idea, and 10% say they are unsure.   Voters were asked if they could support the compromise plan supported by Governor Maggie Hassan and a bipartisan group of New Hampshire Senators. In addition, 64% of respondents support increasing eligibility of Medicaid to families with incomes up to $32,000 per year. 26% of respondents oppose the idea. 11% said they were unsure. The margin of error in this poll is 3.57%.

β€œThis is a clear message to lawmakers in Concord,” concludes Dr. Ben Tafoya, Director of the NEC Poll. β€œThe public is telling our state leaders to move forward with this plan to expand health coverage to those who can least afford it. They support the bipartisan approach between the Governor and republicans in the New Hampshire Senate.”

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