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A strong majority of likely voters support increasing Social Security benefits

Written by Diane Archer

A recent poll of likely voters shows that nearly four out of five of them support increasing Social Security benefits. To pay for the larger Social Security benefits, these individuals support requiring wealthy Americans to pay the same percentage of their income towards Social Security as everyone else.

Even more interesting is that support for having wealthy Americans pay the same Social Security rate as everyone else in order to cover the cost of an increase in Social Security benefits is strong among both Republicans and Democrats.  More than seven out of 10 Republicans support this proposal (73 percent).  Nine out of 10 Democrats (90 percent) support it.

And, perhaps most interesting: Seventy percent of those surveyed said that they were less likely to vote for their members of Congress if they voted for cuts to Social Security benefits.

To see all poll results, visit Social Security Works. To tell Congress to strengthen and expand Social Security, click here:

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