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Social Security and Public Opinion

Washington DC — At a press briefing convened by The Century Foundation, the Economic Policy Institute, and Demos, pollsters conveyed that the public is decisively opposed to all form of Social Security benefit cuts.

PDF handouts from the briefing are found here.

Read the press coverage:

Dan Froomkin of Huffington Post: Obama’s Social Security Talk Is Turning Voters Off, Pollsters Say

The Hill: President, Dem lawmakers diverge on Social Security

The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire by John McKinnonDemocratic Pollsters: Social Security Overhaul Could Help — and Hurt

Humberto Sanchez in National Journal Daily (requires account or trial): Liberals Warn About Tinkering With Social Security

John Amato at Crooks and Liars: Polls show President Obama’s talk on Social Security is turning voters off to the Democratic Party’s handling of the program

Digby: Solidifying Our Losses

Joan McCarter at DailyKos: Progressive pollsters warn against Social Security cuts

Greg Sargent at The Washington Post: Dem pollsters plead with Obama: Don’t touch Social Security!