Washington -- Despite President Bush's claim that his plan to overhaul the Social Security system would hone the long-term stability of the program, a majority of Americans participating in a recent poll believe that his plan would pare down the retirement income of seniors.

Some 56 percent of those participating in a recent Washington Post-ABC News survey said the president's plan to implement personal accounts coupled with a reduction in guaranteed benefits for most citizens would slash seniors' retirement monies.

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