Just in case the incredible political success Republicans experienced in 2010 after they were able to frame Democrats’ health care law as cutting Medicare didn’t make the point abundantly clear, a new Gallup poll reminds us that Americans really want their Medicare left alone. From Gallup:

April 2011: Preferred Approach to Medicare

It isn’t just a majority of Democrats and independents that feel the government should, at most, only make minor changes to Medicare, but even large majorities of Republicans are against major changes to the program.

If Democrats don’t totally exploit the Republican Party’s decision to embrace Paul Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare, it would be an almost unimaginable act of political malpractice.