New Polling on Social Security, Medicare, and Prescription Drug Prices

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 16th, 2018

Contact: Linda Benesch, lbenesc[email protected]

New Polling on Social Security, Medicare, and Prescription Drug Prices

Voters overwhelmingly support expanding Social Security and Medicare, as well as taking federal action to lower drug prices.

(Washington, DC) — This week, Social Security Works released new data from Public Policy Polling that shows registered voters are far more likely to back candidates who support expanding Social Security, expanding Medicare, and taking federal action to lower prescription drug prices.

  • 84% of voters are more likely to back candidates who support taking federal action to lower prescription drug prices, vs. 11% who are less likely
  • 66% of voters are more likely to back candidates who support expanding and increasing Social Security benefits, vs. 18% who are less likely
  • 64% of voters are more likely to back candidates who support expanding Medicare, vs. 22% who are less likely

“Anyone seeking elected office needs to fight for what the people want,” said Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works. “Americans will flock to candidates who run on expanding, not cutting, Social Security and Medicare. Families crushed by prescription drug prices will enthusiastically support political leaders who take on big pharma’s greed. ”

The full poll results, including breakdowns across age, race, gender, and party affiliation, are available here.

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