Older Voters Remain Fearful of America’s Political Divide

Posted on 10/31/18 by Alisa Jackson

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Health care, Social Security and prescription costs are key issues for 50+ Americans in November elections

Issues such as health care, retirement security and prescription drug prices will be uppermost in the minds of older voters as they go to the polls on Nov. 6. But this midterm election season has brought out another overriding concern among the age 50-plus electorate: how divided America and Americans have become.

“I would say in my lifetime, it seems worse than ever,” said Brenda, a 57-year-old project coordinator from the Pittsburgh area, at a recent AARP/Politico focus group that brought together 50-plus voters. “Nothing can be done if nobody compromises, and now that’s the line: No compromise.”

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