- 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.