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50 Plus Voters the Most “Anxious” of All

September 20, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa - Jobs may be the overriding issue for many voters in this election, but a new survey by AARP finds that for one segment of voters, financial security in retirement, taxes and health expenses are what make them most anxious. David Certner, AARP legislative counsel and director of legislative policy, says people ages 50 to 65 of both parties are the most worried.

"Those who are over age 65 and those under 50, their anxiety levels are high. But the generation that's 50 to 65 is much higher than both of the other two age groups."

He says the survey findings address why AARP is urging its members and all voters to press the candidates to better explain their plans for Social Security and Medicare.

"Many Americans realize they are near retirement and they don't have nearly the savings and assets they had hoped to have. It's finally dawning on folks how much more important Social Security and Medicare are going to be for them."

Certner says the survey is why AARP has created Voter's Guides, available at www.earnedasay.org, which outline what would happen under various candidates' plans to reform Social Security and Medicare.

The complete polling results are available at www.aarp.org.

Richard Alan, Public News Service - IA