[Ed. – Trump needn’t worry, according to Andrew Cuomo who forecasts those of them in nursing homes will all be dead of coronavirus by Election Day.]
The reasons why older voters are turning away from the president … is up for debate.
Some argue that the coronavirus crisis has damaged Trump.
But other data points paint a more complicated picture. In the March and May Economist/YouGov polls, head-to-head matchup questions showed Trump 4 percentage points behind Biden among all voters in both polls, but that he increased his lead among seniors from 1 percentage point to 9 percentage points, refuting the idea that Trump is losing support in matchups against Biden due to seniors losing confidence in his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson noted that Trump’s approval rating among seniors was in trouble before the coronavirus pandemic drastically changed society. A February national Quinnipiac poll found that 42% of seniors 65 and up approved of Trump’s job performance, while 54% disapproved.