AARP Pennsylvania Spotlights Importance of 50-Plus Voters in New Presidential Poll

Posted on 09/11/20

PA 50 Plus Presidential Poll

Harrisburg, PA-- Today AARP Pennsylvania released a new survey of likely Pennsylvania voters that found President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (49%). The survey, conducted by the bipartisan team of Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group, found that voters 50+ strongly oppose (50%) or somewhat oppose (3%) how President Trump is managing the coronavirus pandemic. The full survey results will be released on Tuesday, September 15.

Among voters age 50+, President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (49%). Pennsylvanians age 50+ made up 60.8% of all voters in 2018 and 55.6% in 2016.

“Candidates who want to win in 2020 must talk about the issues that matter to voters 50+ like voting safely from home or in-person, preventing cuts to Social Security and Medicare and lowering prescription drug prices,” said AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi.

The poll findings include:

  • President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (49%) among voter age 18+.
  • President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (50%) among voter age 50+.
  • President Trump (39%) trails former Vice President Biden (56%) among women. President Trump (55%) leads former Vice President Biden (40%) among men.

Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group conducted a survey among 1600 likely 2020 voters in Pennsylvania, which fielded from August 30 to September 8, 2020. Overall margin of error ± 2.5% at 95% level of confidence.

In August, AARP Pennsylvania launched “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect Americans 50+ as they vote in the 2020 elections. The campaign will help Americans over 50 vote safely, whether at home or in person. The “Protect Voters 50+” campaign will provide people with the information they need about this year’s elections, including video voters’ guides, issue briefings, direct mail, text messaging, social media and paid media.

This story is provided by AARP Pennsylvania. Visit the AARP Pennsylvania page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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