Half of America Believes Bush Is Trying to Dismantle Social Security

For months, President Bush has been touting his agenda of privatization and benefit cuts as a way to strengthening Social Security. He even created a website dedicated to promoting his proposals called strengtheningsocialsecurity.gov. The American people aren’t buying it. From the WSJ this morning:

[O]nly 36% of all adults say Mr. Bush’s comments on saving and strengthening Social Security are his real motives for changing the program, while 49% believe his real agenda is to dismantle it.

Overall, 59 percent of Americans disapprove of Bush’s position on Social Security. Nevertheless, the White House insists their efforts on Social Security have been a “great success.”