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Residents of the swing states of Ohio and Florida cite credit card debt as one of their top "problems," according to a poll gauging consumers' biggest economic concerns during this election year. Politicos define swing states as those where both major presidential candidates have a reasonable chance of winning the state's electoral votes. Approximately 23% of Florida residents and 18% of Ohio residents reported problems with credit card debt because of the economy, according to the survey "Health Care and Economy in Two Swing States: A Look at Ohio and Florida" by National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. More than 20% of respondents said they worry more now than a year ago about the amount of their credit card debt. Approximately 32% of Florida residents and 28% of Ohio residents acknowledged problems paying for health care and insurance. Nearly a quarter of respondents in Florida and more than a quarter in Ohio said collection agencies have contacted them in the past two years, most commonly about medical bills. The bill collectors were seeking payment for health care costs from 16% of respondents in Ohio and 14% in Florida, the survey found. Paying for gasoline (55% in Florida, 48% in Ohio) and finding good-paying jobs (39% in Florida, 34% in Ohio) topped the list of concerns in both states. International Communications Research conducted the poll of 1,358 Florida residents and 1,201 Ohio residents by telephone May 21 through June

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