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50+ Voters Are Where Its At
By Jill Greenberg, September 11, 2007 01:40 PM
Check out the interesting post on my DD today about the importance of the 50-plus population when it comes to voting.
It is true that one in four voters is an AARP member. The power of this constituency is also seen in the primary states- 11.8 million. In IA, we have 385,000 members; in NV we have 321,000; in NH almost 234,000; in SC 547,000; and in FL almost 2.9 million.
Bottom line: This is a lot of people and the candidates need to step up a pay attention to the issues these voters care about. A recent poll of our members tells us what those issues are: health and financial security.