Poll Says Majority of Americans Prefer 'Medicare For All' Health Care

Surveyed people preferred Sanders' healthcare plan, of three candidates

— -- A growing number of Americans now support the idea of federally-funded healthcare, according to a new poll conducted by Gallup measuring response to each of the three remaining Presidential candidates' proposed healthcare policies.

A slight majority of those polled, 51 percent, favored repealing the ACA, as Trump proposes, and 48 percent favor keeping the ACA in place following Clinton.

Respondents could choose more than one option and many did. For example, 35 percent said they would favor keeping the ACA and also said they favored replacing it with a federally-funded healthcare system. Choosing both options was common among Democrats and those leaning Democratic -- 59 percent favored both approaches. When those who chose both options were asked which they would prefer if they could only choose one, 64 percent said they would choose the federally-funded healthcare system.

Sanders, a self-described Democratic Socialist, has made health care reform and his notion of "Medicare for All" a focal point of his campaign.