Tuesday, July 05, 2011
AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, has made news recently by shifting its position on Social Security benefit cuts, but public perceptions of the group are little changed from two years ago.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters hold at least a somewhat favorable opinion of AARP, while 34% offer an unfavorable review. In November 2009, following AARP’s endorsement of the health care law, 53% viewed the organization favorably and 40% unfavorably.
The current numbers show 18% with a Very Favorable view of AARP and 15% with a Very Unfavorable opinion. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 30-July 1, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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