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Congressional Connection Poll Joins List of Surveys Showing Public Opposes Benefit Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

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In the latest edition of the United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, a strong majority of respondents said they oppose benefit cuts to Medicare and Social Security. An overwhelming 79% said that they wanted no cuts to Medicare at all. Only 17% said they favored some cuts; only 3% said they favored significant cuts. The numbers were similar for Social Security.

The numbers remain strong across all groups of working people. Cuts were opposed by 71% of men, 87% of women, 93% of non-Hispanic blacks, 78% of whites and 68% of men over the age of 50.

The result is the latest in a long line of polls that protecting programs like Social Security and Medicare is more important to Americans than cutting the deficit or cutting taxes for the richest 2%.

The survey polled 1,003 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 points. 

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