Trump Gets Surprisingly Low Result Among Seniors In The Latest Campaign Numbers


Forty-seven percent of Americans aged 65 and up said in polling recently conducted by YouGov for The Economist that they did not want Donald Trump running for president again — a percentage point above the share from the same age group saying the opposite. Those results break with the exit polling from the 2020 elections that showed Trump winning this age group, which is sometimes known as GOP-leaning.

Those saying “no” to the prospect of Trump running for president again — which he is, of course, now doing — outnumbered those supportive of such a scenario in every age group. The polling was completed March 12.

Trump’s presumed presidential nomination from Republicans for this year’s elections recently became more official with the ex-president reaching this week the convention delegates needed to officially secure the nod, though the convention remains in the future. Trump’s last remaining serious opponent in the GOP primary, Nikki Haley, had already dropped out after losses in GOP primaries on what’s deemed “Super Tuesday,” which was last week.

Still, in potentially critical states including Michigan and New Hampshire, Trump was barely reaching an outright majority of the GOP primary vote, so the Republican Party isn’t as unified as the ex-president’s characteristic messaging asserts.

Trump, meanwhile, also continues using existentially slanted language in framing the campaign question that’ll be before U.S. voters later this year after incumbent President Joe Biden also recently reached the delegate total needed to formally clinch his party’s nod for the elections later this year.

“Millions of people are invading our Country, many from prisons and mental institutions of other Countries. High Interest Rates and Inflation are choking our great middle class, and ALL, our Economy is bad, and our Stock Market is rising only because Polls are strongly indicating that we will WIN the Presidential Election of 2024,” Trump wrote online Tuesday. “We are now, under Crooked Joe Biden, a Third World Nation, which uses the Injustice System to go after his political opponent, ME!”