CA 10 Poll Numbers Released

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll numbers showing that likely voters in Californias Tenth Congressional District overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryans plan to turn Medicare into a voucher plan.

The plan laid out in Ryans proposed budget passed by the House of Representatives this year, scraps Medicare as we know it and creates a voucher program.Voters in the Tenth District largely oppose creating a voucher program for Medicare.Only 14% of likely voters support Medicare vouchers.When asked if they would support a candidate who advocated transitioning Medicare into a voucher program, only 15% of likely voters said they would.

Jobs continue to be a main concern for likely voters in Californias 10thDistrict.When asked what the most important issue is this cycle, 47% of likely voters in the 10thdistrict said jobs and the economy.Followed by good government and ending the partisan gridlock at 16%. Also,52% of independent votersin the Tenth Congressional District overwhelmingly favor ending the Bush Tax Cuts for people earning over $250,000 a year.

This polling was conducted August 7thand 8thand is considered a strong indicator at how the Tenth Congressional District will vote 82 days out from the election.Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America said, These polls indicate that candidate and Astronaut Jose Hernandez is aligned with the needs of the Tenth Congressional District.Its time we get Americans back to work and stabilize the economy Jose has a plan to do just that. Thats why DFA endorsed him as one of our Dean Dozen.Hes got what it takes to get us back on track.

The polling was paid for by Democracy for America and was conducted August 7thand 8thin a survey of 751 likely voters in Californias Tenth Congressional District with the margin of error falling to 3.6%.Earlier this month, Jose Hernandez was named one of the Dean Dozen.The Dean Dozen is DFA's highest tier of federal endorsement. It is limited to 12 total candidates running for either US House or US Senate and represents the races that DFA will expend the greatest amount of resources on during the 2012 cycle. To access the poll questions and results for this survey, please click here:

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