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Voters Reject Medicare Cuts Flat Out, Prefer Tax Hikes To Reduce Deficit: Survey


Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security should be off the table as congressional leaders attempt to broker a deal to avoid the sequester that kicks in Jan. 1, according to a new survey from Democracy Corps and the Campaign for America's Future.

The survey by two progressive groups found that voters support an approach to the country's economic woes that includes protecting entitlement benefits as well as raising taxes on the wealthiest earners and bolstering investments to aid long-term growth.

"Americans are not looking for austerity now," said Robert Borosage, co-director of the Camp...