Swing state senior voters prefer Obama's Medicare plan to Romney/Ryan proposals

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President Obama's Medicare plan has more support among seniors in three swing states, new polls reveal.

Elderly voters in Virginia, Florida and Ohio report that Medicare and the economy are about even in how they view issues of importance in this year's presidential race, according to a joint poll conducted by Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post. The latter notes that more voters focus on Medicare, the more likely they are to support President Obama.

The three states are expected to be critical in deciding who will become President. Voters favor Obama to Romney by 19 percentage points in Ohio, 15 percentage points in Florida and 13 percentage points in Virginia, according to the poll. What's more, the poll found that “across the three states, about three-quarters of voters say that Medicare cuts are not essential to deficit reduction,” the Post reported.

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