There's been a lot of talk about how to fix Medicare as the presidential election heats up. But a new poll finds the Republican favored solution to fix Medicare isn't favored by Americans.

According to the Pew Research Center survey, 72 percent of American adults have heard either a lot or a little about a voucher-like program that would give seniors credit to purchase their own health care coverage. And among those who are aware, the idea remains unpopular—by a 49 percent to 34 percent margin more oppose than favor the idea.

The Medicare voucher plan is backed by Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, though 17 percent of those surveyed think the voucher plan is President Obama's idea.

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