More Americans would cut funding for the poor than raise the Social Security eligibility age

by Ryan Streeter on December 4, 2012. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

Pew headlines their finding on the mortgage interest deduction today from a poll they took in October, but what I found more interesting was this: more Americans favor cutting programs for the poor than raising the Social Security eligibility age or raising Medicare contribution levels.

This chart sums up the perilous politics of messing with middle class entitlements.