AARP poll: older voters leaning towards Republican candidates in midterm elections

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A new poll from AARP shows Republican candidates leading the race for Wisconsin Governor and US Senate.

People over the age of 50 make up 55% of registered voters.

Pollsters for AARP say these voters are most concerned about the economy and inflation.

The poll shows that 90% of voters over the age of 50 are extremely motivated to vote in the November election.

“They’re very competitive, they lean a bit more Republican than voters under the age of 50,” said Matt Hogan, a partner with Impact Research. “They currently favor Michels by a 5-point margin in the race for governor … they favor Johnson by a 7-point margin over Banes in the race for senate.”

The poll found that 84% of voters in that age group would be more likely to vote for a candidate who will protect social security from cuts.