AARP Poll: Arkansas's "Anxiety Index"
LITTLE ROCKAARP Arkansas released a new election year poll Monday showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them.
Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security.
50% of Arkansans surveyed believe costs are rising faster than income; 44% have anxiety over rising health care costs. 74% oppose candidates who would support cutting Social Security benefits; 73% want reduced drug costs.
The survey, conducted June 24th - July 1st sampled 1,200 likely voters over 50 and has a margin of error of +/- 2.9%.