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

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: