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NY Times: Challenged on Medicare, G.O.P. Loses Ground

by Lisa Mathias

In Saturday’s New York Times, Jackie Calmes writes about Republican and Democrat opposition over the issue of health care, stating that while before the conventions the two parties seemed to be neck-in-neck, as shown in a recent WG poll:

Democrats fretted that Mr. Romney would win the retiree-heavy Florida and increase his support nationwide among older voters, who lean Republican anyway. David Winston, a Republican pollster, wrote a month ago of “a structural shift in the issue” that left the parties in “a dead heat” and Mr. Obama unable to mount an effective response.

Calmes writes that since then, voters have started to favor Obama’s approach to the issue.

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