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The Swing States and Medicare

The latest partnership poll from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation explores attitudes towards Medicare among registered voters in three swing states — Florida, Virginia, and Ohio. While the economy remains the top issue, in each state about four in ten voters say Medicare is an extremely important issue to their vote. As of mid-September, majorities of voters in these states say they would prefer to keep Medicare as it is rather than change it into a premium support system, a view shared by an even higher share—seven in ten— of seniors.

This survey is the 26th in a series of surveys dating back to 1995 that have been conducted as part of The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Project.

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Read The Washington Post article on the survey findings