Trump received seniors with 52% of the vote in 2016, however Joe Biden now will get 57% of the assist of voters over the age of 65.
Ryan Struyk pointed to the shift within the new CNN poll:
Voters over 65 years previous:
2016 exit polls:
2020 nationwide @CNN ballot:
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) May 13, 2020
Seniors are susceptible each economically and medically as a consequence of Trump’s failed response to the coronavirus. Seniors are dealing with elevated financial strain and added expense whereas residing on a set revenue as a consequence of Trump’s virus response. An individual on a set revenue can’t simply afford the extra expense of paying for grocery or prescription supply.
Elder People are additionally medically susceptible to the virus itself, so not solely are they being squeezed financially, however their lives are in jeopardy due to Trump.
Trump’s victory in 2016 was probably pushed simply as a lot by voters who voted in opposition to Hillary Clinton because it was by intense assist for Donald Trump.
Trump has made life worse for People throughout age and demographic spectrums, however older voters are the spine of presidential elections. They present up like no different bloc of voters within the nation.
If seniors flip to Joe Biden, Donald Trump might be a one-term president.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White Home and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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