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Majority of voters more likely to back candidates who support lower drug prices, expanding Social Security and Medicare

Written by Diane Archer

A new Public Policy Polling poll for Social Security Works should send a strong message to Congressional candidates. It shows that registered voters are significantly more likely to back candidates who support lowering prescription drug prices and expanding Social Security and Medicare.

More than eight in ten (84%) said they are more likely to back candidates who support taking federal action to lower prescription drug prices. Just over one in ten voters (11%) said they were less likely.

Two-thirds (66%) are more likely to back candidates who support expanding and increasing Social Security benefits. Less than two in 10 (18%) are less likely.

Nearly two-thirds (64%) are more likely to back candidates who support expanding Medicare. Slightly more than two in ten (22%) are less likely.

The sample of voters polled included 49 percent who disapproved of President Trump’s job performance, 43 percent who approved of his job performance and 8 percent who were not sure.

An October 2016 poll also conducted by Public Policy Polling showed that a majority of Americans across age, race, gender and party lines support expanding Social Security, with the support of millionaires and billionaires paying more into the system.

An August 2015 AARP poll showed that a majority of Americans (61 percent) believed the average monthly Social Security benefit was too low in 2015. A majority also supports requiring people to pay more into Social Security to pay for benefits for future generations.

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