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Survey Finds Eroding Support For Major Overhaul Of Medicare

Public support for Republican policies is eroding, with a thin majority opposing GOP proposals to revamp the Medicare program, according to a new USA Today-CNN-Gallup Poll.

The weekend poll found that 41 percent of those surveyed believe Republican policies would move the country in the right direction, down from 53 percent in March.

The poll also found that 51 percent opposed GOP efforts to change Medicare. And while 81 percent said Medicare has major problems, 64 percent said Republicans were moving too fast to change it and 53 percent said the elderly would be worse off under GOP reforms.

The survey of 1,011 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.



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