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Power of the 50 Plus Voter

AARP has released the results of a nationwide poll of registered voters 50+, conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group, a Democratic polling firm,  in conjunction with GS Strategy Group, a Republican polling firm.  

Findings of the “Power of the 50-Plus Voter” (a poll of 650 Americans age 50 and older who voted in the 2016 election) include:

  • 76 percent of older Americans think prices for prescription drugs are the result of big drug company monopolies or the deals their lobbyists make. About 74 percent of Trump voters also believe this.
  • 78 percent of Americans 50 and older think that allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies to lower prices would save money for the program. Among Trump voters, 67 percent agree.
  • 96 percent of older Democrats say they would be more favorable to President Trump if he let Medicare negotiate drug prices to save money. And 94 percent say they would be more favorable if he could reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

More detailed information about the poll results can be found here:

    - Topline results

    - Poll results full detail