October 30, 2023

With Automatic Benefit Cuts Looming, Nearly All Voters Want Lawmakers to Reform Social Security

93% of voters are concerned that Social Security benefits will be automatically reduced if lawmakers do nothing to fix the program


Social Security, America’s essential public retirement program, is on a path to depletion in less than 10 years. If lawmakers fail to act, there will be an automatic 23% annual benefit cut for all recipients. That’s a loss of about $17,400 per year for the typical retired couple.

The vast majority of voters are urging lawmakers to take action to strengthen Social Security, according to a new national poll, jointly conducted by Democratic firm Global Strategy Group and Republican firm North Star Opinion Research.

97% of Democrats and 97% of Republicans want lawmakers to reform Social Security and ensure it’s available for current retirees and younger generations


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