Well, it turns out it’s not just Social Security & Medicare.
Follow along for details on a new poll the GOP should pay close attention to. 1/x
New polling shows a whopping **80% of Americans** oppose cutting Medicaid.
Americans overwhelmingly—and across party lines—oppose President Trump and Speaker Ryan’s proposals to slash nutrition assistance, affordable housing, disability benefits, energy assistance, and more.
☑️ 78% oppose cutting Social Security disability benefits
☑️ 78% oppose cutting LIHEAP
☑️ 77% oppose cutting Unemployment Insurance
☑️ 73% oppose cutting affordable housing
☑️ 66% oppose cutting nutrition assistance
Majorities of Americans report they would be *less likely to vote for* a candidate who supports cuts to these programs.
READ: If the GOP moves forward w/ proposals to cut Medicaid, nutrition, housing, & more, they'll be signing their own pink slips.
- finding job w/decent wages
- unable to get medical care b/c of cost
- too little $ to buy food
- paying rent/mortgage
- paying credit card
- paying gas/electric/phone bill
vs. 19%: “I don’t envision ever being in a position where I'd need/want healthcare/nutrition/housing/income suppt provided by govt"
People aren’t buying it as an excuse to cut critical programs.
“It is more important to me to help provide basic living standards like housing, nutrition, and health care for those struggling to make ends meet” ....
“It is more important to me to address large budget deficits by reducing overall spending on government assistance programs for low-income people.”
If they think they can slash programs that help families afford food, housing, and heating costs with zero political consequences… well, they’ve got another thing coming.
This was a comprehensive national poll of 2,350 registered voters, conducted by the Center for American Progress and GBA Strategies from January 24-29, 2018.