We all know seniors vote in huge numbers, and that Medicare has become a centerpiece issue in this Presidential campaign with the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the GOP VP candidate. Gallup is out with a new poll showing registered voters in swing states prefer President Obama to Mitt Romney on Medicare.
National polls mean exactly Jack Shitola in our electoral system, and that’s why it’s worth paying attention to polls of registered voters in swing states, which mean a lot. Fifty percent of registered voters in 12 swing states trust Obama to handle Medicare, compared to 44 percent who trust Romney more.
Another interesting finding: A majority of voters are pessimistic that Medicare will still provide elderly Americans with adequate health care two decades from now, with 53 percent of swing-state voters and 55 percent nationally saying it won’t.