Trump not doing as well as Romney with senior voters
Donald Trump is losing the senior vote, reversing a trend 20 years in the making.Trump comes across as more angry than nice and people from older generations do not trust an angry man. It is not the kind of leadership they respect. What is striking about the numbers is that Clinton is still only getting the same percentage as Obama who lost the seniors by 12 percent while Trump is doing 14 points worse than Romney. Trump appears to be paying a price for coming across as a jerk.
For the first time since 2000, the Republican nominee doesn't have the majority of the support of voters 65-years-old and above, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of a September poll published Sunday.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leads Trump 44 percent to 42 percent among seniors. That represents a striking turn around from 2012, when Mitt Romney led Barack Obama 56 to 44 percent, according to national exit polls.