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Battleground States Highlights from AARP Polls

Arizona:

The poll also shows that 90 percent of older Arizonans are more likely to vote for candidates who support protecting Social Security from benefit cuts and that 88 percent are more likely to favor candidates who support strengthening Medicare.
– 72 percent of 50-plus Arizona voters are worried there will be cuts to Social Security to pay for new spending and the budget crisis.
– 72 percent of 50-plus Arizona voters are worried there will be cuts to Social Security to pay for new spending and the budget crisis.
– 88 percent say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices.
– 82 percent will support candidates who favor increasing protections on nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
– 82 percent also favor elected officials who will support making available quality, affordable long-term care options, including for home care and nursing homes.

Florida:

Candidates who support protecting Social Security from benefit cuts, strengthening Medicare and allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices are more likely to attract the support of 88 percent of Florida voters age 50 and older, the poll finds.
– 75 percent of 50-plus Florida voters are worried there will be cuts to Social Security to pay for new spending and the budget crisis.
– 48 percent are worried they won’t be able to afford the health care that they or they family need.
– 58 percent are worried about getting the coronavirus.
– 82 percent will support candidates who favor increasing protections on nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
– 83 percent also favor elected officials who will support making available quality, affordable long-term care options, including for home care and nursing homes.

Michigan:

The poll also shows that 87 percent of older Michiganders are more likely to vote for candidates who support protecting Social Security from benefit cuts, and 87 percent are more likely to favor candidates who support allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for lower prescription drug prices.
– 76 percent of 50-plus Michigan voters are worried there will be cuts to Social Security to pay for new spending and the budget crisis.
– 86 percent said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports strengthening Medicare.
– 81 percent will support candidates who favor increasing protections on nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
– 83 percent also favor elected officials who will support making available quality, affordable long-term care options, including for home care and nursing homes.

North Carolina:

More than half (55 percent) of North Carolina voters age 50 and older are worried about getting the coronavirus, and almost half (46 percent) are concerned they won’t be able to afford the health care that they or their family need, according to a new AARP poll that finds older voters could decide the 2020 elections.
– 76 percent of 50-plus North Carolina voters are worried there will be cuts to Social Security to pay for new spending and the budget crisis.
– 86 percent say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices on prescription medicines.
– 81 percent will support candidates who favor increasing protections on nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
– 83 percent also favor elected officials who will support making available quality, affordable long-term care options, including for home care and nursing homes.

Pennsylvania:

The poll also shows that 90 percent of older Pennsylvanians are more likely to vote for candidates who support allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for lower prescription drug prices, and 88 percent are more likely to support nominees who promise to protect Social Security from benefit cuts.
– 75 percent of 50-plus Pennsylvania voters are worried there will be cuts to Social Security to pay for new spending and the budget crisis.
– 88 percent say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports strengthening Medicare.
– 82 percent will support candidates who favor increasing protections on nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
– 82 percent also favor elected officials who will support making available quality, affordable long-term care options, including for home care and nursing homes.

Wisconsin:

The poll also shows that 89 percent of older Wisconsin voters are more likely to vote for candidates who support allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for lower prescription drug prices, and 88 percent are more likely to support nominees who favor strengthening Medicare.
– 87 percent of 50-plus Wisconsin voters say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports protecting Social Security from benefit cuts.
– 71 percent are worried there will be cuts to Social Security to pay for new spending and the budget crisis.
– 79 percent will support candidates who favor increasing protections on nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
– 81 percent also favor elected officials who will support making available quality, affordable long-term care options, including for home care and nursing homes.

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