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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Do you trust Donald Trump, if our President, to not screw over Social Security, Medicare and/or Medicaid; and what about the OTHERS? Moreover, consider that question among Iowans.

Bloomberg poll results online, article, and then background/actual questions/responses, here. Poll sponsors, Bloomberg and Des Moines Register. From the article's ending paragraphs:

In addition, Trump has broken with top Republican rivals by promising not to cut Social Security. "I will protect Social Security," he told a crowd in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. "I will protect your Medicare and your Medicaid." By contrast other top-tier Republican presidential contenders like former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have suggested that long-term Social Security cuts are necessary. It's a position backed by conservative donors and free-market activists. But not voters—nearly 80 percent of Republicans oppose cutting the retirement program, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll in April.

The Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, from which our Iowa voter opinions were drawn, was taken Aug. 23-26 by Selzer & Co. of West Des Moines, Iowa, included 400 likely Republican and 404 likely Democratic caucus participants. On the full sample for each party, the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

[links from original omitted] The polling, if you read the detailed pdf document, clearly focused on likely caucus attendees, both parties, and the full spectrum of current candidates [Biden included in the poll]. It was not simply a Donald Trump yes-or-no poll. The article is general, but taking time to look at the questions and responses for detail might prove interesting to readers.

This is a news outlet poll, and not one by either FOX or MSNBC, so weigh that too.

UPDATE: Another, related Bloomberg link.

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