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AARP WV survey finds concerns with economy, jobs

The Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In an AARP WV poll being released this week, West Virginia voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over the economy, the opioid crisis, health care and personal finance issues.

The 2018 West Virginia Voters 50+ Report, by AARP West Virginia, found that jobs and the economy are incredibly top-of-mind among West Virginia’s 50+ voters outpacing concerns about the opioid crisis, healthcare and education. Even among voters 65 or older, jobs are the top response with 43 percent of respondents saying it is the single most important issue. While two-thirds of West Virginia 50-plus voters say the national economy is growing and half say the state’s economy is getting stronger, seven in 10 West Virginians say they are not getting ahead in their personal financial situation.

The poll results are being released over a three-day period – Oct. 2-4 – in newspapers and on newspaper websites across West Virginia, giving readers a chance to review and comment online on the results of the poll.

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