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    New Polling Data Shows Huge Support for PRAs

    02/03/2004

    New polls from Fox News and CNN show strong, widespread support for Personal Retirement Accounts (PRAs) that workers can own and control. PRAs are a bipartisan solution to the looming Social Security crisis-- the program will run into the red in 2018 if Congress doesn't act now.

    FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 21-22, 2004. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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    "Do you think people should have the choice to invest privately up to five percent of their Social Security contributions, or not?"
    Should
    Have
    Choice
    Should
    Not
    Not
    Sure
      % % %
    1/21-22/04 67 24 9
    12/3-4/03 67 23 10

     

    CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Oct. 24-26, 2003. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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    "A proposal has been made that would allow people to put a portion of their Social Security payroll taxes into personal retirement accounts that would be invested in private stocks and bonds. Do you favor or oppose this proposal?"

    Favor Oppose No
    Opinion
    % % %
    10/03 62 34 4
    11/02 57 40 3
    9/02 52 43 5
    6/02 57 39 4
    4/02 63 33 4
    1/02 63 33 4
    11/01 64 31 5
    8/01 62 34 4
    3/01 63 30 7
    6/00 65 30 5