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Poll: If You’re Over 50 in Florida, Chances Are You Like Trump

Poll: If you’re over 50 in Florida, chances are you like Trump — POLITICO

a polling partnership between POLITICO and AARP

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In 2016, a majority of voters were 50 and older. This decisive voting bloc will be key to determining the balance of power in Washington this November.

In 2018, Florida hosts a contentious Senate election as well as many key House races. We polled voters aged 50 and older in Florida about their lives, President Trump and Congress to get a sense of how they might vote.

Here’s what we learned.

50+ voters approve of Trump

Approve 52%

No Opinion 4%

Disapprove 44%

Younger generations disapprove of Trump

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50+ voters prefer Republicans in the midterms

Democrat 36%

No Opinion 23%

Republican 41%

Younger generations prefer Democrats

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50+ women less approving of health care policy than men

Voters split over why health care costs are rising

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Rural voters less confident in availability of public services

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Lower-income voters less confident they will be able to afford retirement

Methodology: The poll was conducted May 29-30, 2018, surveying 1,199 registered voters in Florida, including an oversample of 653 voters aged 50 and older. Interviews were conducted online, and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of registered voters in Florida based on age, race/ethnicity, gender, and educational attainment. Overall results from the survey have a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points, and plus or minus four percentage points for the oversample of older voters.



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