1. 2012 ELECTION

    Poll: Voters Favor Obama on Medicare

    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama walks toward the White House after arriving on Marine One on September 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Obama was returning from a campaign event in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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    A trio of recently released polls shows some more good news for President Obama. Voters in the swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Virginia dislike the changes the Republican ticket would make to Medicare by a wide margin, according to a new poll by The Washington Post. In Florida 65 percent of respondents would prefer to keep Medicare as it is, while voters in Ohio trust Obama more than Mitt Romney on the issue by a 19-point margin. Virginia voters give Obama a 13-point edge. Meanwhile, a new Reuters poll shows Obama leading with a 7-point advantage over Romney nationally. The president is also ahead of Romney 52 percent to 28 percent among Arab-American voters, though his support within the group has slipped from 2008 levels.

    Read it at The Washington Post