Last night was a big night in the race for the White House. And where were 50 plus voters? Making up nearly half of the electorate, according to the exit polls. In Texas, 44 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans were 50 plus. In Ohio, the trend was similar, with 46 percent of Dems and 52 percent of Republicans over 50.
And the issues? Economic issues are dominating with all voters – in Texas, one in three Republicans and half of Democrats cited it as their top issue. Nearly half of voters in Ohio (59 percent of Dems and 42 percent of Republicans) also named economic issues as the topic they are most concerned about.
These issue continue to reign supreme in the hearts and minds of voters. When will the candidates really pay attention?
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