On Monday, Forbes magazine published an article about the diminishing support for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion here in Virginia.

The article highlighted polling numbers from an April Christopher Newport University (CNU) poll and compared the results to a CNU poll conducted in February. An interesting takeaway is that, 53% of voters oppose expanding Obamacare’s Medicaid here in Virginia.

Other interesting take aways:

A February survey found a thirteen percent drop in support for expansion if the federal government reneged on its funding commitment; a fact that gains credence as both President Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) have put forward budgets that effectively reduce the federal reimbursement rate, requiring states to bear more of the cost of the Medicaid program. Even a 10 percent decrease in promised Obamacare dollars would have a huge state budgetary impact in most states.

When asked about their level of support if the "federal government did not pay its share and Virginia had to cover that cost" there was an almost 20 percent swing in liberal Northern Virginia away from support of expansion, a 13 percent swing against in the Richmond-Central Virginia region, a 17 percent swing in the Hampton Roads region and a 14 percent swing in the Southwest/Southside region.

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