Health Care and the 2012 Election

… As of mid-September, President Obama holds an edge over Gov. Romney as the candidate more likely to be trusted to handle a range of health care issues. From the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Medicaid, reducing health care costs and women’s health, Pres. Obama holds at least a 20 percentage point advantage over Gov. Romney among the public overall, and at least a 17 point advantage among registered voters.

When it comes to Medicare, 52 percent currently say they trust Pres. Obama with the program’s future, compared to 32 percent for Gov. Romney, with a similarly sized gap among registered voters. The president’s advantage on this issue has increased significantly since July, when 44 percent chose him and 34 percent chose Gov. Romney. [cont. – PDF]

Kaiser Family Foundation