CNN Poll: 96% Of Americans Think Social Security Has Problems
If you needed more evidence for the notion that Social Security reform is becoming less of the political “third rail” it has been in times past beyond polling in the GOP nomination race, how about this CNN poll indicating that 96% of Americans think Social Security has problems?
Though, to be fair, we should break that number down a bit. Of the 96%, some 25% say the program has only “minor problems.” Another 22% say the program is in “crisis.” But a strong plurality, 49%, say the program has “major problems.” Meaning 71% of Americans according to this poll think the problems with Social Security are, at least, “major.”
Of course, as with any poll, context is anything. This poll was taken without any specific Social Security reforms being pushed by our national leaders, and without any of the scary, “throw grandma off a cliff” sort of activism powerful (and effective) groups like AARP are infamous for.
That being said, it’s pretty clear that the public perceives a problem. The question is, what sort of a fix can they be persuaded to support?Tags: polls, social security