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Romney risks losing support of ‘senior Americans’

Last Updated: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 15:29

Washington: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is at risk of losing the support of American seniors, aged 65 and older, as many are concerned about what he might do with ‘Medicare’.

A week ago at an AARP convention in New Orleans, when Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan spoke to a group of seniors about Medicare, he was greeted with loud ``boos`` from the crowd over his remarks, CBS News reports.

“The first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal Obamacare because it represents the worst of both worlds,” Ryan had said, following which he was met with audible cries of ‘no’s and jeers from the audience.

A new poll by the Washington Post shows the Republican trailing Obama in the key swing states of Ohio, Virginia, and Florida with broad majorities opposing far-reaching changes to Obama’s healthcare plan.

In those 3 states, voters who said Medicare is extremely important to how they will vote, the poll revealed that 59 percent supporting Obama while 36 percent are with Romney, the report said.

“I think Romney will turn the economy around but it`s the other issues that we don`t know about. Like the Medicare, Healthcare issues,” a Florida voter said.


First Published: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 15:29
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