Polls: Majority Of Voters In Fla., Va. And Ohio Prefer Obama On Medicare

A majority of voters in arguably the three most crucial swing states prefer President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney to handle Medicare, according to new polls out Thursday.

According to the latest findings from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, Obama claims a strong advantage over Romney on the issue among likely voters in Florida, Virginia and Ohio.  

By a margin of 53 percent to 41 percent, voters in Florida say Obama would do a better job handling the nation’s health care system for senior citizens.  Obama boasts an 11-point edge over Romney on Medicare in Virginia, 53 percent to 41 percent.  

The president’s largest advantage comes in Ohio, where 56 percent of voters say they prefer Obama to handle Medicare, compared with just 40 percent who prefer Romney.  

Nationally, the president is also seen as the better candidate for Medicare.  The PollTracker Average shows that Obama has expanded his advantage on the issue over the last month, coinciding with his growing leads overall in swing states and nationwide.

 

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