AARP Iowa releases survey of 50-plus voters ahead of election

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In this combination photo, president Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference on Aug. 11, 2020, in Washington and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo)

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – When voting for a U.S. Senate candidate, Iowa voters age 50 and older say jobs and the economy are the most important issue, according to a new AARP poll.

84% of those contacted list those top issues, followed by 81% who cited social security as a top concern.

55% say they or someone in their household know someone who as contracted the coronavirus.

Additionally, the polling shows incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst leading Theresa Greenfield 50% to 46% among 50-plus voter.

In the Presidential race, the poll shows Pres. Donald Trump up by two points over former Vice Pres. Joe Biden 48% to 46%.

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