Source: Winston-Salem Journal

A health care coalition called Care4Carolina released a new poll conducted in North Carolina that shows overwhelming support for Medicaid expansion, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Care4Carolina is a collection of health care advocacy groups that want to prioritize Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

According to their polling, 75% of North Carolinians support closing the health care coverage gap. Some people make too much money to qualify for Medicaid coverage but too little to afford private insurance; over half a million North Carolinians fall in the gap and could be covered if North Carolina expands Medicaid.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, 83% of Democrats, 76% of unaffiliated voters and 64% of Republicans supported closing the coverage gap. 77% of respondents overall said they supported Medicaid expansion.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Medicaid expansion is a major issue in North Carolina races this November. Despite its broad appeal, local Republican leaders’ support in North Carolina and a number of other conservative states choosing to expand Medicaid, Lt. Governor Dan Forest still opposes it.

Read the full story from the Winston-Salem Journal.