Cut Social Security? Public Says No! Cong. Altmire Says mumble mumble blah blah can’t say no.

Public Opposes Cutting Social Security To Trim Deficit: New Poll

First Posted: 08-11-10 10:38 AM   |   Updated: 08-11-10 12:18 PM

ryan@huffingtonpost.com | HuffPost Reporting From DC

Social Security

Social Security turns 75 this week and remains an intensely popular program with voters of all ages, who strongly oppose cutting it to reduce the deficit, according to a new survey paid for by AARP and conducted by GfK Roper.

The poll, which was provided exclusively to HuffPost, finds that 85 percent of adults oppose cutting Social Security to reduce the deficit; 72 percent “strongly oppose” doing so.

Numbers like that simply don’t appear in surveys of almost any other national issue that is subject to debate.

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