Seniors <3 Paul Ryan, take two

Paul Ryan introduces his mother at an event in Florida. (AP Photo)

The Plum Line points out that while most Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin voters trust President Obama over Mitt Romney on Medicare, those numbers are different when you look at seniors.

* In Florida, 48 percent of seniors say Romney would do a better job on Medicare, vs. 44 percent who say that about Obama (the Ryan pick was supposed to be particularly problematic in this state).

* In Ohio, 49 percent of seniors say Romney would do a better job on Medicare, vs. 43 percent who say that about Obama.

* In Wisconsin, 49 percent say Obama would do a better job on Medicare, vs. 46 percent who say that about Romney. Close.

Those results echo a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, which found that seniors view Romney more favorably than the rest of the public.

Older Americans were leaning Republican long before Ryan was tapped, but given that seniors are also resistant to Medicare changes, these numbers are noteworthy.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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