The sense of Congress is that...

Social Security is in real trouble because of so many retiring baby boomers. We can save Social Security with minor benefit adjustments for people age 55 and under, and we should do that now rather than wait until the program faces a crisis.

182

42%

253

58%

The minority position is that social Security will not face budget problems until 2037, so we need to focus our attention on our immediate budget problems and leave Social Security alone. Take Social Security off the table.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, March 1-March 3, 2011, N=370, margin of error +/-5.06%