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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Voters Back Obama in 3 Key Swing States

A new poll from Quinnipiac/NYT/CBS in three key swing states--Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin--finds that voters ranks the Medicare debate as one of the most important in the current campaign, and they easily favor Obama's policy on Medicare over the Romney/Ryan plan. "The Republican proposal to retool the program a decade from now is widely disliked.

"Roughly 6 in 10 likely voters in each state want Medicare to continue providing health insurance to older Americans the way it does today; fewer than a third of those polled said Medicare should be changed in the future to a system in which the government gives the elderly fixed amounts of money to buy health insurance or Medicare insurance, as Mr. Romney has proposed. And Medicare is widely seen as a good value: about three-quarters of the likely voters in each state said the benefits of Medicare are worth the cost to taxpayers."  UPDATE  Now they've released the full poll reports and they show Obama now leading Romney in all three states--including Florida, where he has often trailed.

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