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NJ CC Poll Topline Results September 10

NJ CC Poll Topline Results September 10

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Princeton Survey Research Associates International September 2012 Omnibus Week 1
September 2012 Omnibus Week 1Princeton Survey Research Associates International forNational Journal
Final Topline ResultsSeptember 10, 2012Total: 1,012 adults age 18 and olderMargin of error: Plus or minus 3.7 percentage pointsInterviewing dates: September 7-9, 2012READ TO ALL: On another subject … ASK ALL:CC1. Now I’m going to read you some statements about the Medicare program, which payscertain health care costs for people 65 and older. As I read each statement, tell me if you strongly agree with it, somewhat agree, somewhat DISagree or strongly disagree.(First,) how about [INSERT ITEM, RANDOMIZE]. [READ FOR FIRST ITEM, THEN ASNECESSARY: Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or stronglydisagree with this statement?]Strongly AgreeSomewhat AgreeSomewhatDisagreeStronglyDisagree(VOL.)Don’t Know /Refuseda. Medicare will payenough benefits when Iget older to cover all ormost of my health careneeds.Sep 7-9, 2012 28 22 19 27 4b. Congress is likely to cutbenefits to the Medicareprogram leaving itunable to cover myhealth care needs.Sep 7-9, 2012 21 22 17 34 7c. The Medicare program isrunning out of moneyand will have to changeif it is to survive.Sep 7-9, 2012 39 29 11 15 5
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Princeton Survey Research Associates International September 2012 Omnibus Week 1
 ASK ALLCC2. Which of the following two options comes closer to your own view of what Medicareshould look like in the future? [READ AND RANDOMIZE 1-2]Sep.7-92012Mar.22-252012Option A: Medicare should continue as it is today, with thegovernment providing health insurance and paying doctors andhospitals directly for the services they provide to seniors [OR]67 64Option B: Medicare should be changed to a system where thegovernment provides seniors with a fixed sum of money theycould use either to purchase private health insurance or to paythe cost of remaining in the current Medicare program27 26Other/Neither (VOL. DO NOT READ) 3 4Don’t know/Refused (VOL. DO NOT READ) 4 6 ASK ALL:CC3. What is more important, taking steps to reduce the budget deficit or keeping SocialSecurity and Medicare benefits as they are?Sep.7-92012 Aug.16-192012
 Sep. 22-Oct. 42011
 Taking steps to reduce the budgetdeficit34 33 35 32 24Keeping Social Security and Medicarebenefits as they are51 51 58 60 70Both equally (VOL.) 10 11 2 4 2
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Princeton Survey Research Associates International September 2012 Omnibus Week 1
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5 5 4 5 4 ASK ALL:CC4. Medicare has become a major issue in Congressional campaigns this fall. Who do youtrust more to preserve the long-term financial health of the Medicare program? [READ AND RANDOMIZE]Sep.7-9201254 President Obama and Congressional Democrats [OR]31 Mitt Romney and Congressional Republicans1 (VOL. DO NOT READ) Other candidate/party9 (VOL. DO NOT READ) Neither6 (VOL. DO NOT READ) Don’t know/RefusedREAD TO ALL: In 2009, Congress passed a 781 billion dollar stimulus program with money forroads, education, energy and other areas designed to revive the economy. Republicans havecharged that it was a waste of money that didn’t help the economy and added to the nationaldebt while supporters of this program say that it kept the economy from being in much worseshape and has helped the country in areas like energy independence. ASK ALL:CC5A. How much have you seen or heard about the stimulus program? Would you say a lot, alittle, or nothing? Sep.7-9201248 Heard a lot37 Heard a little14 Heard nothing1 Don’t Know/Refused (VOL.)

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