Medicare for all sign The survey, released Wednesday, comes as the issue of transitioning toward Medicare-for-all has become a litmus test for many in the progressive base. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A majority of Americans support a national “Medicare for All” system, according to a new survey by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation released as Democratic presidential candidates jump into the 2020 primary field.

Fifty-six percent of Americans said they favor “a national health plan,” sometimes called Medicare for All, in which all U.S. citizens would get their insurance from a single government plan, while 42 percent oppose the idea, the poll found.

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