The sense of Congress is that...

The Medicare trustees have declared that Medicare will go broke if we do nothing because of all the retiring baby boomers. By giving people age 55 and under the choice of joining traditional Medicare or using Medicare dollars to buy a private health insurance plan, we can preserve and protect this important program for future generations.

200

41%

235

48%

The minority position is that we should not balance the budget on the backs of our seniors and poor. We need to cut back federal spending, but Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid should be off limits. Republican plans to privatize Medicare are a Trojan Horse that will end Medicare as we know it.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, May 4-May 7, 2012, N=210, margin of error +/-6.76%