Poll Shows Social Security Could be Wedge Issue in 2012 Races
(Denver, CO) — New polling will be released by a national coalition of groups showing that a vast majority of Colorado Republicans, Independents, Democrats and even Tea Partiers are opposed to any Social Security benefit cuts to reduce the deficit. The poll will be released TOMORROW, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 at 10:00 am MT via a telephone press conference call with pollster Celinda Lake, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) Acting CEO Max Richtman, Alliance for Retired Americans Activist Vivian Stovall, and a speaker from SEIU in Colorado. The polling is presented as Congress debates how to cut the federal deficit, including considering Social Security cuts.
Colorado’s Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall have not declared where they stand on cutting Social Security benefits.
The poll also found that Social Security could be a real wedge issue in the 2012 federal elections as a large majority of Colorado voters say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who supports cutting benefits to reduce the deficit.
The poll and its data will be released at the time of the call.
Telephone press conference call to release and explain new polling showing that a vast majority of Colorado Republicans, Independents, Democrats and even Tea Partiers are opposed to any Social Security benefit cuts to reduce the deficit.
Pollster Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners
NCPSSM Acting CEO Max Richtman
Alliance for Retired Americans Activist Vivian Stovall
A Colorado speaker from SEIU
WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:00 am to 10:30 am MT
WHERE: Dial In: (712) 432-0900, Participant Code: 242574