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Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Voters Support SSDI Program

Published: 2012-10-12 - Updated: 2021-07-12
Author: Lincoln Park Strategies | Contact: lpstrategies.com

Synopsis: Poll finds vast majority of likely voters support SSDI benefits and believe Congress should target other areas of government when proposing cuts to balance federal budget. NOSSCR commissioned a survey to ask Americans if they believe SSDI should receive budget cuts, or remain intact for hard-working citizens who never expected to experience a disability. The results - 83% of Americans polled support SSDI, including 75% of Republicans voters, while 77% think Congress should look to cut other programs in order to reach a balanced budget.

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A new poll, conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies, finds the vast majority of likely voters support Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and believe that Congress should target other areas of the government when proposing cuts to balance the federal budget.

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After months of combating unfounded media and political attacks against the SSDI benefits program, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) commissioned a survey to ask Americans if they believe SSDI should receive budget cuts, or remain intact for hard-working citizens who never expected to experience a disability.

The results - 83% of Americans polled support SSDI, including 75% of Republicans voters, while 77% think Congress should look to cut other programs in order to reach a balanced budget.

"The findings are clear and bipartisan - Americans overwhelmingly support Disability Insurance," said Stefan Hankin , President of Lincoln Park Strategies. "To cut to the chase, my recommendation to elected leaders in either party is that attacking SSDI is a mistake."

Among the key findings of the poll:

The poll sampled 1,000 adult Americans who were interviewed by telephone from September 29 - October 2 , 2012.

The error margin for this random probability sample is +/-3.1% at the 95% confidence level. That is to say, if this survey were replicated, the aggregate results would be within this margin in 19 out of 20 cases.

Interviews were conducted with respondents using both landline and mobile telephones.

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Cite This Page (APA): Lincoln Park Strategies. (2012, October 12). Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Voters Support SSDI Program. Disabled World. Retrieved September 22, 2021 from www.disabled-world.com/editorials/political/voters.php