Atlanta—Today AARP Georgia released the full survey results that shows voters age 65-plus are not a lock for either of Georgia’s U.S. Senate candidates. Sen. David Perdue (56%) leads Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff (42%) among voters 65-plus. In the presidential race, President Donald Trump (54%) leads former Vice President Joe Biden (42%) among voters 65-plus.
The survey finds that support for Social Security and Medicare unify voters from both parties. When considering voters age 50 and over, a significant majority of those from the Peach State say that Social Security (85%) and Medicare (92%) are important issues when deciding their vote for the U.S. Senate. A majority of voters from both parties say that Social Security (93% Dem., 84% Rep.) and Medicare (92% Dem., 74% Rep.) are important to their Senate vote and would also be more likely to vote for a candidate who will stand up for these programs and lower drug costs (90% Dem., 88% Rep.) and increase access to more affordable long-term care (89% Dem., 79% Rep.).
“Candidates who want to win in 2020 must talk about the issues that matter to voters 50 and over – like voting safely from home or in-person, preventing cuts to Social Security and Medicare and lowering prescription drug prices,” said AARP Georgia State Director Debra-Tyler-Horton. “Most importantly, Georgians are casting their ballots earlier than ever and candidates need to address their concerns now.”
The Georgia poll findings include:
Fabrizio Ward and Hart Research conducted a statewide survey of 800 likely general election voters from August 30-September 5, 2020 in Georgia, with an oversample of 400 likely general election voters 50+ for a total of 758 voters 50+ and an oversample of 400 likely general election African-American/Black voters 50+ for a total of 597 likely general election Black voters 50+.
About AARP AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.
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