Republicans and the “Left” Agree: Defending Social Security is a Political Winner

Richard Eskow

Here are two numbers that should warm the heart of anyone who wants to end sectarian bickering and build a bipartisan consensus for change:

68% of likely voters polled believe that we should not cut Social Security and Medicare to reduce the deficit.

60% of Republicans agree.

These figures are from a new poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner on behalf of the Campaign for America’s Future and DemocracyCorps, with support from MoveOn.org. They tell us that the Democrats have a winning issue for November’s elections. All they have to do is strongly reaffirm the President’s campaign pledges for Social Security.

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