Medicare is behind only the economy as a top voting issue in key swing states, particularly among seniors. Even as most voters see a need to change the government health insurance program to keep it sustainable, most oppose an overhaul to a premium support system.

Source: The Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation polls in Florida and Ohio were conducted by telephone Sept. 19 to 23; the Virginia poll was conducted Sept. 12 to 16. A total of 2,793 randonly selected registered voters were interviewed in English or Spanish, on both conventional and cellular telephones. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post September 27, 2012
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