MADISON, WISCONSIN – Today AARP Wisconsin released a new survey of likely Wisconsin voters that found that President Trump (45%) trails former Vice President Joe Biden (50%).
The survey, conducted by the bipartisan team of Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group, also found that a majority of voters age 50-plus oppose (52%) how President Trump is managing the coronavirus pandemic. The full survey results will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Among voters age 50 and up, President Trump (46%) trails Vice President Biden (50%). Wisconsin voters age 50 and up consistently turn out at a higher rate than younger voters.
“Candidates who want to win in 2020 must talk about the issues that matter to voters 50 and over – like voting safely from home or in-person, preventing cuts to Social Security and Medicare and lowering prescription drug prices,” said AARP Wisconsin State Director Sam Wilson. “Most importantly, Wisconsinites are casting their ballots earlier than ever and candidates need to address their concerns now.”
The poll findings include:
- President Trump (45%) trails former Vice President Joe Biden (50%) among Wisconsin voters age 18 and up.
- President Trump (46%) trails former Vice President Joe Biden (50%) among Wisconsin voters age 50 and up.
- President Trump (37%) trails former Vice President Joe Biden (58%) among women and leads among men with 53% supporting President Trump and 42% supporting former Vice President Biden.
Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group conducted the survey among 1,200 likely 2020 voters in Wisconsin, which was fielded from August 30 to September 8, 2020. The overall margin of error is ± 2.8% at 95% level of confidence.
In August, AARP Wisconsin launched “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect Americans 50-plus as they vote in the 2020 elections. The campaign will help Americans over 50 vote safely, whether at home or in person.
The “Protect Voters 50+” campaign will provide people with the information they need about this year’s elections, including video voters’ guides, issue briefings, direct mail, text messaging, social media and paid media.