Poll: Voters oppose Social Security cuts

Sept. 22, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. poll suggests voters don't want to see Social Security and Medicare cuts in the government's proposal to cut the federal deficit, a report said Thursday.

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, which is launching a massive "No Cuts" campaign, said 70 percent of voters polled by Lake Research Partners and American Viewpoint oppose the idea of including Social Security and Medicare cuts in any proposal by the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction.

The opposition is strongest among Democrats at 82 percent. Seventy-three percent of independents and 58 percent of Republicans also said they oppose any cuts.

The poll, however, found 71 percent of voters approve raising the cap on taxing Social Security wages above $106,000.

The telephone survey of 800 likely voters was conducted Sept. 8-12. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

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