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Medicare, Social Security cuts face wide opposition

In this poll:

A new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds majorities across party lines oppose cuts to Medicare and Social Security, but support shoots up when cuts are limited to the wealthy.

Poll Questions

Q: Which of the following national economic issues worries you most? Is there another one of these issues that worries you? (COMBINED FIRST AND SECOND MENTION)

Q: Please tell me if you would support or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Raising taxes on households with incomes of 250 thousand dollars per year and higher.

No opinion

Q: Which of these do you think is more important right now - increasing federal spending to try to create jobs and improve the economy; or avoiding a big increase in the federal budget deficit?

No opinion

Q: Please tell me if you would support or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Raising taxes on the middle class.

No opinion

Q: Please tell me if you would support or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Reducing Social Security benefits (Asked of half sample)

No opinion

Q: Please tell me if you would support or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Reducing Social Security benefits for those with high incomes (Asked of half sample)

No opinion

Q: Please tell me if you would support or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Reducing Medicare benefits (Asked of half sample)

No opinion

Q: Please tell me if you would support or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. What about Reducing Medicare benefits for those with high incomes (Asked of half sample)

No opinion

Q: Please tell me if you would support or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. What about Reducing military spending.

No opinion

Q: Which of these two descriptions comes closer to your view of what Medicare should look like in the future?

No opinion

 
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