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Election 2012: Battleground Report

The View From 6 Swing States

50-plus voters in Missouri, Virginia, Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio and Nevada weigh in on the issues

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Will swing states decide Election 2012? — Photo by Kevin German/LUCEO

En Español |As the 2012 campaign intensifies, veteran political reporter Susan Milligan traveled to six key states to listen to what 50-plus voters are saying about today's critical issues — from heath care to the role of government, from women's issues to financial security, from the job market to the housing market.


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The Health Care Debate

Missourians talk about health insurance and health care costs, and weigh the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act. Read

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The Social Safety Net

Floridians express their hopes and concerns about the future of Medicare and Social Security. Read

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The Women's Vote

Virginians discuss the resurgence of social issues (abortion, birth control) and how it will influence their votes. Read

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The Role of Government

New Hampshire voters discuss how much or how little the government and elected officials should impact Americans' lives. Read

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The Economy and Jobs

What Ohio voters think about the nation's fiscal health and the candidates' plans to create jobs and boost incomes. Read

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The Housing Market

Nevada residents feel the impact of foreclosures and sinking home prices, and ponder the impact of campaign promises. Read

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