Poll finds stronger support for Medicare cuts among young people, minorities

{mosads}A more granular analysis, however, shows greater support among certain subgroups.

Almost one out of three non-white respondents — 31 percent — favor “major” cuts, versus only 12 percent support among whites.

Young people under the age of 30 are also more inclined to support the cuts: 30 percent are in favor, versus 20 percent for 30-to-59 year-olds and 10 percent for people 60 and older.

Geography is also a factor: 28 percent of residents of Western states said they support deep cuts, versus 11 percent in the Northeast and Midwest.

The numbers also vary with educational attainment. Only 14 percent of Americans without a college degree support such cuts, while 21 percent of college graduates did.

Political affiliation, finally, seems to be less of a factor. Only 12 percent of Democrats support deep cuts, comparable to the 17 percent of GOP voters who said they did. Independents, meanwhile, are slightly more open to the idea: 20 percent of them said they support deep entitlement cuts.


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