Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacts to the crowd during a campaign stop in the rain, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s strong performance in the presidential debate has cost President Obama his large lead on health care and Medicare issues among voters.

The latest survey from the Pew Research Center for People and the Press shows Obama has lost a lot of ground on health care issues, with the president leading Romney by 3 points on which candidate survey participants think would be better at “dealing with health care.” That’s a significant drop from just last month, when the same survey showed Obama had a 13-point edge on both questions.

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