Character trumps policy for older voters
21 August 2012 Last updated at 14:03 BST
The BBC continues its year-long series on the state of America's middle class in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Levittown stands as an iconic American suburb built in the post-WWII boom to foster the "American dream."
Now those early residents are senior citizens, and one of the election's most contentious issues is striking close to home.
At a senior centre many said they worry about Republican proposals to reform healthcare for the elderly.
But that may not end up influencing their vote - with most saying the most important factor will be how they view each candidate's character.
Produced by the BBC's David Botti
Additional photos: Getty Images