32% Favor Raising Taxes to Shore Up Medicare
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Nearly one-out-of-three Likely U.S. Voters (32%) now think raising taxes is the best way to make sure Medicare has enough money to cover all promised benefits. That's the highest finding to date.
Slightly more (34%) believe the best option is raising the eligibility age for future generations, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Ten percent (10%) support cutting the promised level of benefits, and 25% are not sure which is the best option. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 14, 2012 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.
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