New AARP Survey Shows that Voters Age 50+ Demand Presidential Candidates Take a Stand on Social Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new AARP survey released today, 8 in 10 say that taking a stand on Social Security is a basic threshold for Presidential leadership. The survey of likely voters age 50+ also shows nearly 40% are dissatisfied with their retirement savings and nearly half of voters worry they won’t be able to achieve their financial goals over the next five years (49%). 4 in 10 (40%) still don’t know for certain which party’s presidential candidate they’ll choose in the 2016 general election.
Today the nonpartisan AARP Louisiana released voter guides featuring positions from Louisiana Senate and Congressional candidates—in their own words—on critical issues including Social Security, Medicare and financial security. Voters of all ages may view the voter guides at www.aarp.org/yourvote.
State Director Nancy McPherson and volunteer State President Brenda Hatfield along with AARP volunteers and staff from every other state in the nation visited Capitol Hill today. They are expressing their opposition to the President’s proposed Social Security benefit cut known as Chained CPI and to support responsible solutions to strengthen Medicare for Louisianans.
Today AARP Louisiana released new survey results that show 66 percent of older Louisiana voters would be considerably less favorable to their member of Congress or Senator if the member voted for a chained or superlative CPI proposal, expected to be in the President’s budget proposal this week. The survey shows that 87 percent of Louisiana voters age 50+ also oppose the highly unpopular idea of reducing Social Security benefits to reduce the deficit. AARP also released a national survey that could indicate how a vote for benefit cuts could impact House and Senate races across the nation.
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