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The One Presidential Campaign Issue NH Voters All Agree On?

As Granite State voters take stock of candidates like Senator Marco Rubio (l.) a new AARP survey finds 9 in 10 New Hampshire primary voters want to know where the candidates stand on Social Security. (AARP New Hampshire)
As Granite State voters take stock of candidates like Senator Marco Rubio (l.) a new AARP survey finds 9 in 10 New Hampshire primary voters want to know where the candidates stand on Social Security. (AARP New Hampshire)
January 28, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. – With less than two weeks to go before the New Hampshire primary, a new survey by AARP finds voters of all ages and party affiliations in the Granite State want some answers from the candidates on Social Security.

Todd Fahey, state director of AARP New Hampshire, says the survey finds 9 in 10 New Hampshire primary voters think it is important for presidential candidates to lay out a plan to make Social Security sound for future generations.

"In this polarizing election, many specifics have been taking a backseat to sound bites,” he states. “One issue that transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages is Social Security. "

Fahey says it clearly cuts across party lines with 93 percent of Democratic Party primary voters and 92 percent of Republican Party primary voters saying they want to know where the candidates stand on this issue.

Digging deeper into the poll results, Fahey points out that putting Social Security on a sound financial basis is also a major concern of younger voters in the Granite State.

"For example, 97 percent of Democratic primary voters, ages 18-34, say this is important, as do 88 percent of Republican primary voters, ages 18 to 34," he explains.

Fahey says it is easy for Granite Staters to find where most of the candidates stand on the issue of Social Security.

"At this point, all but three of the top candidates have plans,” he states. “The ones who do not have plans are Gov. Jim Gilmore, Mrs. (Carly) Fiorina and Donald Trump."

You can learn your candidate's position on this issue on the web at 2016TakeAStand.Org.

Mike Clifford, Public News Service - NH