Wisconsinites Divided Over Social Security Future

By: February 2, 2005
By: February 2, 2005

A new poll says Wisconsin residents are split over President Bush's plan to overhaul Social Security.

The poll published Wednesday suggests 49 percent of Wisconsin residents support the plan. It would allow people to divert some of their Social Security payroll taxes into personal investment accounts.

Forty-seven percent oppose the plan and four percent don't know what to think.

But 82 percent say if private accounts are set up, people should still have the option of taking part in the present system.

The poll of 503 Wisconsin residents was done by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center in early January. It has a margin of error of plus or minus four percent.

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