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Older Voters

This Key Bloc Of Voters Is Now Moving Toward Republicans

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

America’s senior citizens have moved considerably over to the Republican Party in the past two decades, according to a new survey released Wednesday...

Post 50s Sound Off On Election Day

Posted 11.06.2012 | Fifty

In case you’ve been living under a rock or getting an early start on hibernating, today is Election Day! This year’s race has been tremendously cl...

National Journal Blames Baby Boomers For U.S. Decline -- What's Your Response?

Posted 10.07.2012 | Fifty

The National Journal has just published a provocative cover story by economics correspondent Jim Tankersley called "The Case Against Parasitic Baby Bo...

Translating the Big Topics in the Presidential Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Here's a plain-English explanation of what Obama and Romney said about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid by Bob Ro...

The Four-Letter Word For Older Voters

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

I'd like to shed light on what concerns older Americans in this election cycle, but I solemnly swear that I will not mention polling numbers. Instead, my analysis is based on surveys we have conducted with over 1,200 older people on their core beliefs and values.

Obama's Senior Moment

William J. Arnone | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
William J. Arnone

Despite the president's Medicare advantage, he is running the risk of losing older voters by almost twice as much as in 2008. The AARP meeting will give President Obama a unique chance to galvanize the gray vote in his favor.

Herb and Obama ... Fired Up and Ready to Go!

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

With all this talk about young people getting involved in this election, we may have missed an important population -- octogenarians are fired up and ready to go!