President Donald Trump has historically fared very well with older Americans. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, vulnerable seniors disapprove of the president's actions reports the Christian Science Monitor.
- The Monitor reports that even a small shift among this voter block could spell disaster for Trump's reelection efforts.
- From March until the end of April, support among seniors has dropped a massive 20 points, according to a Morning Consult poll.
- In light of this information, seniors are now the #1 critics of the president after 18- to 29-year-olds.
“The people my age, we have become dispensable,” says Wendy Penk, a lifelong Republican in her 60s from Charlotte, North Carolina [who voted for Trump in 2016].
- In a 6-to-1 margin, seniors believe the Trump administration should focus on the health of the country before the health of the economy.