Older Voters Back Trump in Most Super Tuesday States

Older voters continued to play a decisive role in the 2016 GOP presidential campaign on Super Tuesday, bolstering Donald Trump in states where he had his best showings and siding with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to help him win his home state as well as Oklahoma. Winning seven of the 11 states that cast votes in Republican contests on March 1, Trump got his biggest boost from voters 65 and older and ran well among those 45 to 64, …

Over 120,000 Americans Sign Petitions on Social Security

Taking a stand on Social Security is a true test of presidential leadership. Voters have told us and the presidential candidates they want Social Security to be a top priority for Congress and the next administration. That’s why tomorrow morning AARP volunteers will deliver more than 120,000 petitions signed by Americans to CNN and Fox News urging the networks and other media outlets “to give Social Security the attention it deserves.” AARP’s Take a Stand accountability effort has gotten presidential …

Older Voters Flock to Clinton in South Carolina Primary

Hillary Clinton won an overwhelming 88 percent of voters 65 and older and 77 percent of those 45 to 64 in the Feb. 27 South Carolina Democratic primary. That was far stronger than her victories among older voters in the three earlier Democratic presidential nomination contests in February. Unlike previous showings where her share of the vote dropped significantly among younger age groups, Clinton also drew 75 percent of voters 30 to 44, according to exit polls by the National …

Voters Deserve Answers on Social Security

En español |  I will never forget attending my first political debate. It was in Philadelphia, way back in the 1980s, and the two major candidates for vice president were squaring off. I was a college Republican attending Penn State University and was lucky to get a seat. While I don’t remember much of what was said, I recall it was a real exchange of ideas. Yes, there were personal attacks and some personal questions. But the moderators pushed the …

Older Voters Bolster Trump in Nevada GOP Caucus

Older voters strongly favored Donald Trump in the Feb. 23 Nevada Republican caucuses. As a large share of the total electorate, their vote for Trump was significantly higher than the older age groups in three states that voted earlier in February. Trump got 51 percent of the vote from Nevada GOP voters who were 65 and older, according to entrance poll results compiled by the National Election Pool. They were 33 percent of all GOP caucus-goers. Voters between ages 45 and …

The Firsts-in-the-Nation Review

It’s a long road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but the 2016 election has begun. As I sit here after the final totals are being tallied for South Carolina and Nevada, I thought I would share a couple of insights that I’ve learned coming out of the first couple of caucuses and primaries. In Iowa, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton squeaked out a victory — the closest margin of victory the Iowa Democratic caucus has ever seen — over Sen. …