Poll: More Trust President Obama on Medicare
More swing-state voters trust President Barack Obama to handle Medicare than Mitt Romney, according to a poll Monday.
Fifty percent of registered voters in 12 swing states trust Obama to handle Medicare, compared to 44 percent who trust Romney more, according to a Gallup Poll. Nationally, Obama has a 51 percent to 43 percent edge over the Republican nominee.
Only 44 percent said Romney and running mate Paul Ryan have put forth a specific plan to overhaul Medicare. Ryan, as chairman of the House Budget Committee, has proposed giving seniors money to purchase either a government plan or a private plan, which Democrats have criticized as “ending Medicare as we know it” because the voucher might not be enough to cover medical costs comparable to traditional Medicare.
Fifty percent believe Romney and Ryan don’t have a plan. Thirty-six percent of swing-state voters believe the GOP ticket would weaken Medicare.