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Poll: Cutting Medicaid Is The Least Popular Option For Deficit Reduction

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The same Bloomberg National poll which found that only 34 percent of Americans support repealing the Affordable Care Act also shows that a majority — 51 percent — believe the super committee should “focus more on raising taxes on Americans earning more than $250,000″ than “cutting spending on entitlement programs such as Medicare to meet its goal of trimming an additional $1.5 trillion from the federal debt over the next decade.” In fact, shifting Medicare spending to beneficiaries and cutting Medicaid rank as the least popular options for reducing the deficit: