Politics of Aging

House results underscore that what’s good for Trump isn’t so good for the GOP

When President Trump won the White House in 2016, he did it by hijacking the Republican Party. Now, after what happened in the midterm elections, it’s clearer than ever that the president’s fortunes and his party’s future are at odds. During the final weeks of the fall campaign, Trump put the Republican Party on his […]

House Democrats Gain Ground with Retirees

In Dramatic Shift from 2014, 65+ Voters Favored Democratic House Candidates. Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following Tuesday’s midterm elections: “Voters over the age of 50 rejected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s mid-October pledge to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to pay for the deficit created by […]

Exit Polls

Exit polls are surveys of a random sample of voters taken after they leave their voting location, supplemented by telephone interviews to account for absentee or early voters in many states. Pollsters use this data to assess how voters feel about a particular race or ballot measure, as well as what they think about a […]

Most Americans Are Liberal, Even If They Don’t Know It

e are in the midst of what many pundits call the “Trump era,” but in fact most Americans neither like nor agree with President Trump, as Tuesday’s election results strongly suggest. Since June, Trump’s job approval ratings have hovered between 33 percent and 40 percent, according to the Gallup poll. This is lower than any other president’s […]

Democrats Cheer, but They May Have to Do Better in ’18

After a year of high-profile moral victories in special congressional elections, Democrats finally got actual victories on the board, and more. They won big in Virginia, took full control of state government in New Jersey and Washington State, prevailed on an important ballot measure in Maine, and generally posted strong results across the nation. Together, it was the clearest […]