View Full Version : Need more work to the AARP crowd and it looks HOPEFUL

11-22-2011, 02:40 PM
Article title: "http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20111110/NEWS/111110029/?odyssey=obinsite"

Part of article:

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, third in the poll at 8.3 percent, is known more than any other candidate for opposing Social Security and Medicare.

“My own personal opinion is that most of this stuff is all unconstitutional and all that,” Paul said on MSNBC earlier this year, calling for a transition out of both programs.

Yet only 18.2 percent of Paul’s Iowa supporters agree that Social Security is too big. Only 24.2 percent said Medicare should cut.

“But,” said Paul, “I would cut all this militarism and not cut people off from medical care.”

That’s something most Iowa Republicans surveyed can agree on.

The poll shows 65 percent of Republicans planning to caucus would rather withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan than see Social Security cut. Slightly more, 67.3 percent, said the same for Medicare.

The poll’s findings have been shared with candidates and should act as a wake-up call, said AARP State President Tony Vola.

“What the survey highlights is that there’s a major disconnect between Washington and the Republican caucusgoers in Iowa who are going to be critical in determining the next Republican presidential nominee,” he said.

01-11-2012, 11:39 PM
We definitely need more senior outreach. Sadly, a lot of seniors buy what the mainstream media tells them. We should first start by talking to the seniors in our lives. But there has to be a way we can reach a critical mass of the senior population.