New Polls Show How Rick Perry’s Social Security Stance Sits with Voters

Texas Governor Rick Perry called the Social Security program a “Ponzi scheme” that was doomed for failure in his 2010 book Fed Up! It’s a denouncement that many politicos have said would cost the governor in his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, but new polls may indicate otherwise.

The results of a Gallup poll taken earlier in the week were released Friday, September 16, and reveal that Perry’s comments on Social Security are  “a non-issue for most Republicans.

“However, [the comments] could cost [Perry] support with independents should he ultimately win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. As many Republicans say they are more likely to vote for Perry for president because of his views on Social Security as say they are less likely — 19% each. Among independents, 12% are more likely to vote for him and 32% less likely.”

The poll also quizzed voters about whether or not they think Social Security should be protected or overhauled. Fifty-five percent of Repulicans said the program needs protecting, and 53 percent of Independents agreed.

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