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Keeping an eye on seniors in election


Both President Obama and Mitt Romney will need to carefully consider how they approach the issue of Medicare in the coming weeks. With polls shifting in the weeks leading up to election day, it is clear that the senior vote will play a decisive role in determining the final outcome.

Consider the following: in 2010, turnout among Americans over 65 surged and seniors cast more than one out of five votes. This core constituency voted for Republicans by a 21-point margin.

When it comes to Medicare, both sides are struggling to own the debate. But Medicare Part D is a huge positive for candidates willing to embrace it and has been under discussed on the campaign trail up to this point.

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