older voters

The Takeaway: Senior Support Could Drive Romney Win In Florida; Joe Paterno Dies

Posted on 01/23/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe next GOP primary is in Florida, home to a lot of older voters. Some folks say this makes the state an easy win for Mitt Romney, of whom older voters have historically been fond. But as we saw in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich also holds presidential appeal with both the boomer and the 65+ sets.

The Takeaway: Romney Takes New Hampshire; Online Tools Estimate Life Expectancy

Posted on 01/11/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayOlder voters propelled Mitt Romney to victory in the New Hampshire Republican primary. A new website provides interactive tools for assessing likelihood to die. And ‘virtual villages’ are helping older adults who need a little assistance around the home or with completing routine errands.

Older voters in New Hampshire close ranks behind Romney

Posted on 01/11/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin TodayPowered by older voters, Mitt Romney won an unmistakable nod of approval from New Hampshire in the GOP presidential sweepstakes. In a state with a history of primary surprises, the former Massachusetts governor breathed a sigh of relief when the votes were counted. He won 40 percent, comfortably higher than his 31.5 percent showing in 2008 when he was runner-up to John McCain. Fifty-six percent of GOP primary voters were over 50 years old, and 4 in 10 of those …

News To Know: 50+ Voters Deliver, As Usual

Posted on 11/10/2008 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeAnalysis of the 2008 Presidential Election shows that despite the attention paid to the youngest voters, it was 50+ voters who delivered the election to President-Elect Obama.