Though Medicare's been a touchy election issue—and cause for concern for many—most seniors say they have strong confidence in the federally funded health insurance program.

An Extend Health survey of 1,140 seniors on Medicare revealed that 74 percent of respondents are "very" or "somewhat" confident that Medicare will be there for the rest of their lives—the highest level of confidence expressed since Extend Health began surveys on this question in December 2009.

That's even significantly higher than just three months ago when 61 percent said they were "very" or "somewhat" confident in the program.

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