CARSON CITY — Nevadans aged 50 and older are not only concerned about jobs and the economy but the future of Social Security and Medicare in this presidential election year, according to a new AARP poll released Wednesday.
Working baby boomer voters in Nevada are pessimistic about retirement, the poll results show. Of this group, 67 percent believe they will have to delay retirement and 32 percent are not confident they will ever be able to retire. Sixty-eight percent of working boomers believe the recent economic downturn will force them to rely more on Social Security and Medicare.
A large majority of Nevada voters age 50 and older want the candidates to better explain their plans for Social Security and Medicare to help them decide whom they will support in November, the poll results show.