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Why Older Voters In Arizona Are Moving Away From Trump

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:41pm

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President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question
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President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference on Sept. 7, 2020, at the White House.

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a slim lead over President Donald Trump in Arizona, among other key battleground states. And a report from AARP indicates Biden’s lead is being bolstered by a key, reliable voting bloc: Arizonans 50 and older.

In 2016, Trump had a six-point advantage among voters between the ages of 50 and 64, and a nine-point advantage among voters 65 and older, according to the Pew Research Center.

Now, the president has fallen behind, ceding valuable votes in the 65-plus category, in particular, to Biden. That just might be the advantage Biden — and Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly — need to turn Arizona blue.

For more on what is driving this shift among older voters, The Show spoke with Dana Maria Kennedy, director of AARP Arizona.

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