by David Ramsey
Q. Last year, the legislature passed a law allowing Arkansas to spend federal Medicaid dollars to provide private insurance to low-income Arkansans through health care exchanges. In the upcoming meeting of the legislature, lawmakers will be asked to continue that program or not. Should the legislature vote to continue this “private option” after this current year?
47.5% Private Option Should Continue
32.5% Private Option Should End
20% Don’t Know
The spread between those who think the private option should continue versus those who think it should end is considerable. With votes wavering or apparently peeling off of support in the legislature, these numbers present a different viewpoint from the public’s perception.
Q. Do you favor laws that would make it more difficult to get an abortion, favor laws that would make it easier to get an abortion or should no change be made to existing abortion laws?
55% Make It More Difficult
23% Make It Easier
20% No Change
2% Don’t Know
Q. Which of the following policy positions most closely resembles your own view regarding relationships between two people of the same sex?
21.5% Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry
24% Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions or domestic partnerships, but not legally marry
50% There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship
4.5% Don’t know