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Older Michiganders not getting the answers they want


LANSING (WKZO) -- How are Michigan’s older voters feeling as we head toward the midterm elections? AARP did a survey to find out and they discovered that older Michiganders are anxious and frustrated.

Spokesman Mark Hornbeck says they are anxious because prices are going up faster than their income.

They are worried about medical expenses and healthcare.  They are more worried about taxes because of the state's new tax on pension income.

Hornbeck says they are frustrated because they can’t get politicians to give them a straight answer on a range of issues.

He says they did ask voters whether they would vote for Terri Lynn Land or Gary Peters for Senator and the respondents then were evenly split with a large number that had not made up their minds. 

The poll of 800 michigan residents who are 50 and older was conducted in late June. 

The poll should make politicians anxious because voters over the age of 50 made up 54% of the voters who appeared to vote in the last mid term election.