The results of a new New York Times/CBS News poll mirror those found in other polls: Americans are concerned about the deficit but they do not want to cut Social Security. This is true for all respondents, whether they called themselves Democrats, Republicans, or Independents.
Now, that should shock the “conventional wisdom” in Washington.
On another positive note, the pollsters found that “aid to the unemployed and poor” ranked just after education as the domestic program respondents were LEAST willing to cut.
Read all the results here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/us/politics/21poll.html