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Older voters split on candidates for president


Voters 50 and older could still be swayed by the presidential candidates' stances on social security and Medicare.  That according to a new poll by AARP.

Seventy-two percent of respondents from across party lines say getting more information on the candidates' ideas for social security could help determine their vote.

Seventy percent say the same about Medicare.

Ninety-one percent of those 50-and-older voters believe social security is "critical" to the economic security of seniors.

Ninety-five percent say Medicare is "critical" to maintaining the health of seniors.

About two-thirds of those polled say neither President Obama or Mitt Romney have done a good job explaining their ideas for entitlements.

The AARP survey reports older voters are equally divided between Obama and Romney (45 percent - 45 percent), with 10 percent unsure of their presidential preference.

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