ICYMI: New Poll Shows Republican Iowa Caucus Goers Want to Secure Social Security


Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, Club for Growth released a new poll outlining the concerns held by Republican Iowa Caucus goers over the future of Social Security. This comes after the revelation that the Social Security trust fund will become insolvent within the next decade, and repeated comments from both Joe Biden and Donald Trump promising not to touch Social Security. Under current law, there will be an automatic 24% cut in all Social Security payments once the fund becomes insolvent. Tom LoBianco from The Messenger wrote an exclusive report covering the poll and its findings.


“Sticking your head in the sand on Social Security is neither viable nor conservative. The status quo is unacceptable, and Iowans clearly want an independently managed program to ensure their retirement. President Biden’s position means there will be a 24% cut in Social Security benefits.” – David McIntosh, Club for Growth President.


Click here to read the full polling memo from Club for Growth.

Click here to read the full coverage of the poll from Tom LoBianco and The Messenger.


Key Takeaways:

  • 47% of voters believe that a new, independently managed retirement investment fund should be created to grow over time and cover Social Security payments. Just 7% believe the program should remain untouched, leading to the impending cuts.
  • 89% of voters believe it is important that a candidate for President address the impending Social Security shortfall. Only 10% believe it is not important for a candidate to address.