Battle lines are being drawn in the national debate over the future of Social Security. A new statewide poll shows most Oklahomans believe the system should be left alone.
The Oklahoma poll, conducted by The News on 6 and the Tulsa World asked 750 Oklahomans how they felt about the President's plan to allow younger workers to invest part of their Social Security taxes in the stock market. 58-percent say we should leave the system as it is now. 30-percent express support for private accounts.
And, most Oklahomans are not interested in working longer. 60-percent of those in our poll say the retirement age should stay where it is at 65. 32-percent say it should increase as people live longer.
Finally, Oklahomans are pretty evenly split when it comes to who they trust to reform Social Security. 35-percent say they put more faith in the Republican Party. 30-percent say they trust the Democrats. And 24-percent say they have equal faith in both parties to reform the system.
The poll was conducted the last week in June and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.
For a closer look at the numbers, pick up a copy of Thursday's Tulsa World.