AARP Pennsylvania Spotlights Importance of 50-Plus Voters in New Presidential Poll

AARP Pennsylvania released a new survey of likely Pennsylvania voters that found President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (49%). The survey, conducted by the bipartisan team of Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group, found that voters 50+ strongly oppose (50%) or somewhat oppose (3%) how President Trump is managing the coronavirus pandemic. The full survey results will be released on Tuesday, September 15.

Among voters age 50+, President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (49%). Pennsylvanians age 50+ made up 60.8% of all voters in 2018 and 55.6% in 2016.

“Candidates who want to win in 2020 must talk about the issues that matter to voters 50+ like voting safely from home or in-person, preventing cuts to Social Security and Medicare and lowering prescription drug prices,” said AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi.

The poll findings include:

  • President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (49%) among voter age 18+.
  • President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Biden (50%) among voter age 50+.
  • President Trump (39%) trails former Vice President Biden (56%) among women. President Trump (55%) leads former Vice President Biden (40%) among men.

Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group conducted a survey among 1600 likely 2020 voters in Pennsylvania, which fielded from August 30 to September 8, 2020. Overall margin of error ± 2.5% at 95% level of confidence.