A series of polls show that US President Barack Obama has an edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney on the issue who would best handle Medicare. A Gallup swing state poll shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans in 12 key states trust Obama, compared to 44 percent for Romney to address issues facing Medicare. The poll shows swing state voters are more likely to believe that Obama's campaign has a specific plan for Medicare than to believe that the Romney campaign does. According to CBS News, the Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that Obama is gaining ground among older Americans who are at least 60 years old (Medicare recipients must be at least 65 years old). While Romney once had a 20-point advantage among that age group, the Reuters poll now shows Obama trailing by fewer than four points. "Romney's double-digit advantages among older voters on the issues of healthcare and Medicare - the nation's health insurance program for those over 65 and the disabled - also have evaporated, and Obama has begun to build an advantage in both areas," Reuters reports. Nearly 52 percent Americans said that Obama would do a better job handling Medicare, compared to 43 percent who said the same for Romney, according to the Politico poll. A Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll shows that voters in Florida are nearly split over who they trust to keep Medicare financially stable, with 49 percent choosing Obama and 47 percent choosing Romney, the report added.Source: ANI << Better Home Care Called For By Palliative Care Experts In France's Burgundy Wall-Ye Wine Robot Takes Bow >> Recommended Reading 'I Cook A Really Mean Chili': Barack Obama Latest revelation by Barack Obama is that he is good at making chili and playing pool. READ MORE Barack Obama is Not So Happy With the New Forms of Technology US President Barack Obama is not so happy with the new forms of technology, such as the iPod and the Xbox. READ MORE Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Calls Upon Black Youth to Act Responsibly Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama calls upon black youth to act responsibly. READ MORE Can Sleep Only In My Own Bed: Barack Obama The latest revelation from Barack Obama is that he prefers sleeping in his own bed. READ MORE What is Medicare / Medicaid? Medicaid / Medicare are different governmental programs that provide medical and health-related services to specific groups of people in U.S. and managed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Pressure Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Indian Medical Journals More News on: What is Medicare / Medicaid?