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For Immediate Release: August 16, 2012

Contact: Linsey Pecikonis (202) 746-8426 lpecikonis@democracyforamerica.com

VP Candidate Paul Ryans Voucher Plan Clashes with Voters in CAs 10th District
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 10 District. When asked what the most th important issue is this cycle, 47% of likely voters in the 10 district said jobs and the economy. Followed by good government and ending the partisan gridlock at 16%. Also, 52% of independent voters in the Tenth Congressional District overwhelmingly favor ending the Bush Tax Cuts for people earning over $250,000 a year. This polling was conducted August 7 and 8 and 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 7 and 8 in 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. ### ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up. Californias Tenth Congressional District: Questions on the next page:
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