- 69% of Americans believe that it is more important to protect Social Security and Medicare than it is to reduce the deficit, the highest levels since 1995. Pew December 2013 Political Survey, 12/3-8/13
- People oppose placing strict restrictions how much can be spent on Medicare 49% to 43%.
57% of people oppose placing raising the eligibility age for Medicare part of the solution for deficit spending. United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. October 12-14, 2012.
- 61% of respondents think that Medicare works well for most seniors.
55% of people said that Medicare should guarantee the same amount of benefits in the future.
- 58% of people think that there is no need to cut spending for Medicare to reduce the federal deficit.Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. September 13-19, 2012.
- 78% of people said for people under the age of 55 Medicare benefits should remain unchanged for the future.CBS News/New York Times Poll. September 8-12, 2012.