11/18: Voters Value Benefits of Electing Older President

More than seven in ten voters nationally, 71%, think electing a president who is 65 years of age or older is a benefit because such a candidate brings wisdom and experience to the position.  Less than one in four voters, 24%, believe electing an older president is a risk because after several years in office they may not be up to the demands of the job.  Six percent are unsure.

Regardless of party affiliation, ideology, Tea Party support, age, race, gender, level of education, income, or region of residence, voters acknowledge the benefits of electing an older presidential candidate.

Complete November 18, 2015 McClatchy-Marist Poll of the United States

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