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Old 08-27-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Democrats hope to make inroads in the senior vote by raising concerns about Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform proposal, but most seniors are more fearful of President Obama’s health care law than they are of Ryan’s plan.



The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that when it comes to the future of Medicare, 47% of Likely U.S. Voters are scared more of the health care law than of Ryan’s proposal. Forty-one percent (41%) are more scared of what Ryan has proposed. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

47% Fear Health Care Law More Than Ryan
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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But, but, but.......Liberals keep saying that seniors are afraid of Ryan's Plan?????
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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But, but, but.......Liberals keep saying that seniors are afraid of Ryan's Plan?????
Seniors don't have to go to vouchers under Ryan's plan, remember? Nothing changes for them. I'd like to see a poll of people in their early 50s and see how that one turns out.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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How ruthless...

Scaring and lying to seniors about his plans for Medicare.

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Romney camp admits Medicare cuts will hit current seniors

Romney and Ryan are lying, no surprise, when they say that anyone on Medicare now won't see a change in their benefits. They're playing a shell game with American seniors.

That cynical ploy of the Romney/Ryan plan to gut Medicare, but to keep the senior vote by putting those cuts off on the next batch of retirees, is looking increasingly empty. That's because their plan to repeal Obamacare, and to "restore" the $716 billion in provider cuts, means that Romney/Ryan will either have to make up those funds with revenues or with cuts to current seniors, because without that money, Medicare becomes insolvent by 2016. The Republican allergy to new revenue pretty much determines they'll squeeze that money out of seniors, and Romney advisers are admitting it.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/0...urrent-seniors
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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How ruthless...
Scaring and lying to seniors

I agree!

Aren't Democrats disgusting!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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Seniors don't have to go to vouchers under Ryan's plan, remember? Nothing changes for them. I'd like to see a poll of people in their early 50s and see how that one turns out.
That's rather cynical '' "it's a terrible plan but since it doesn't effect me, go for it!"


Poll: Voters Thinking Hard About Medicare, Scared of Vouchers
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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I'd like to see a poll of people in their early 50s and see how that one turns out.

No problem!

According to a Gallup poll in 2011: Seniors actually liked Ryan’s plan over Obama's plan best :



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A new Gallup/USA Today poll contains a counterintuitive finding: the age group most receptive to House Budget Chair Paul Ryan‘s plan to deal with the budget – seniors.

The poll finds 48 percent of seniors (those 65 and over) support Ryan’s plan over President Obama‘s plan, while 42 percent back the president.

That’s the highest total among the age groups tested – a 47 percent plurality between the ages of 50 and 64 backed Ryan, and a 45 percent plurality of those between 30-49 backed Ryan.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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No problem!

According to a Gallup poll in 2011: Seniors actually liked Ryan’s plan over Obama's plan best :


Of course, those respondents weren't tested as to whether they knew the differences in the plans.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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No problem!

According to a Gallup poll in 2011: Seniors actually liked Ryan’s plan over Obama's plan best :


Golly gee--why don't we try a poll that's not a year old, and produced when medicare wasn't even being publicly discussed. Oddly enough, recent polling says most people HATE the idea of vouchers. Interestingly enough, most republicans polled don't like the Ryan plan either. Who woulda thunk it?
U.S. voters see Medicare as a top election issue: poll | Reuters
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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Golly gee--why don't we try a poll that's not a year old, and produced when medicare wasn't even being publicly discussed. Oddly enough, recent polling says most people HATE the idea of vouchers.
U.S. voters see Medicare as a top election issue: poll | Reuters

Ummmmm.......this poll was taken when Ryan schooled Obama on Medicare during Obama's summit. It definitely was in the news then.

When seniors were told of the two competing plans, they preferred Ryan's over Obama's...simple as that.

You asked for a poll and I gave you one....from a reliable polling agency to boot. Sorry you don't happen to like the results.
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