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Common Ground for the Future: The Opinions of AARP Members in Arkansas About Election Issues in 2006

AARP Member Opinion Research

AARP members in Arkansas have strong opinions about issues in the upcoming November elections. This report of a June 2006 AARP telephone survey examines the opinions of 401 Arkansas members, giving special attention to the critical issue of long-term care services in the State of Arkansas.

The survey found that...

AARP members in Arkansas, by substantial majorities and across the political parties, support the long-term care policy positions AARP considers important in the upcoming November election. They...

  • overwhelmingly support the State of Arkansas allowing more of its long-term care funds, now used mostly for nursing home care, to be used for long-term care services that help people stay in their homes or communities.

  • are more likely to vote for a candidate for Governor or the State Legislature who supports using more of these long-term care funds to help people stay in their homes and communities.

  • oppose granting additional legal protections to nursing homes.

During June 2006, telephone interviews of 401 randomly selected AARP members were conducted by Woelfel Research, Inc. The report was written by Terri Guengerich. For more information, contact Joanne Binette of AARP Knowledge Management at 202-434-6303. (34 pages)

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