Given that virtually no important politician in America would dare support a guaranteed basic income in public, it’s interesting that most Americans favor a guaranteed basic income of some sort.
And let me add this chart:
Although liberals are more in favor of universal health care than conservatives, there’s significant support for universal health care even among Republicans. According to the Pew Research Center, 50% of Republicans favor repealing most of the recent tax cuts in exchange for universal health care, and 60% of Republicans say they’d support a tax increase in exchange for universal health care. What’s frustrating is that in both parties, the leadership is less in favor of universal health care than the base.