About Bring the Vote Home


Bring the Vote Home was launched to help senior citizens, disabled Americans, their family members, and their home healthcare clinicians participate in elections this past November and into the future. Home healthcare beneficiaries make up a rapidly growing portion of the population, but the homebound status of many of them makes it difficult for them to participate in the electoral process. Bring the Vote Home is dedicated to helping all members of the home healthcare community participate fully in our nation's democratic process.

What Your Leaders Are Saying

Elected leaders across the country are taking a stand on issues that are important to our community of care. Concerned by proposals that impose a copayment for seniors or contain misguided cuts to the Medicare program, Congressional leaders are expressing support for the value home healthcare services provide the nation's seniors who prefer to receive medical treatments at home.

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BTVH Poll: Clinton, Bush & Trump Favored By American Seniors

July 31, 2015


BTVH Poll: Clinton, Bush & Trump Favored By American Seniors National poll of senior voters shows wide range of views and opinions Washington, DC – A Bring The Vote Home (BTVH) survey of more than 2,000 registered voters age 65 and older again demonstrates seniors are active and hold a range of views and opinions […]

BTVH Poll: Clinton, Bush & Trump Favored By American Seniors
National poll of senior voters shows wide range of views and opinions

Washington, DC – A Bring The Vote Home (BTVH) survey of more than 2,000 registered voters age 65 and older again demonstrates seniors are active and hold a range of views and opinions regarding politics, campaigns, and policy issues. Bring The Vote Home’s comprehensive polling is a national resource dedicated to specifically seeking out the views of American senior voters.

The most recent BTVH survey found that Hillary Clinton continues to lead the pack with senior voters among the 2016 presidential candidates with 26 percent of seniors responding they would vote for her should the election be held today. Data suggests this is in part due to the large amount of Republican primary candidates currently in the 2016 race. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump split the vote for the top Republican candidate with 12 percent of seniors indicating they would vote for each of them.

With Clinton leading in the senior poll, the survey also sought out opinions regarding the importance of electing a female president among seniors. The BTVH survey found that one-third of seniors (34%) believe it’s important for the U.S. to elect a female president in the next 20 years.

The survey also found that 44 percent of seniors think their children and grandchildren will be financially worse off in the future. Just 20 percent felt the next generations would fare better financially in the future. Republican seniors are more pessimistic about the financial future for their children and grandchildren – 55 percent think their children and grandchildren will be worse off than them, along with 46 percent of Independent and 31 percent of Democrat voters.

Among the issues of immigration, health care, the federal deficit, the Islamic state known as ISIS, jobs and unemployment, and climate change, 23 percent choose ISIS as the most important issues facing the country with jobs and unemployment trailing close behind at 22 percent. However, six in 10 respondents identified ISIS as the largest national security threat to the Untied States, followed by China and Iran, both at eight percent.

“Bring the Vote Home surveys reveal interesting insights into the senior voting bloc, which has the potential to significantly sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election,” stated Eric Berger, CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. “Our hope is to empower seniors by making their viewpoints known and encouraging and enabling them to vote no matter their physical limitations.”

In addition to political and policy questions, the BTVH survey gathered seniors’ opinions related to retirement and popular culture.

  • Florida was found to be the most ideal state for retirement among both Democrats (13%) and Republicans (21%), though Democrats’ second choice is California (12%) while Republicans are more likely to choose Texas (18%).
  • Seniors chose Raquel Welch (19%) as the most attractive senior, followed by Harrison Ford (16%) and Helen Mirren (12%).
  • Twenty-three percent of seniors have taken a “selfie.”

The survey questions were conducted as part of a Morning Consult Poll from July 8 to July 13, 2015. The poll surveyed 2,021 registered voters, age 65 and older, and has a margin of error of two percentage points.

To view the National Seniors Poll Charts, click here.

To view the original Press Release, click here.

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Bring The Vote Home was launched to help senior citizens, disabled Americans, their family members, and their home healthcare clinicians participate in the electoral process. Home healthcare beneficiaries make up a rapidly growing portion of the population, but the homebound status of many of them makes it difficult for them to travel to polling places. Through its voter and absentee ballot registration process, Bring The Vote Home is dedicated to helping all members of the home healthcare community participate fully in our nation’s democratic process. To learn more, visit http://bringthevotehome.org.

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Seniors Believe ISIS And The Economy Are Most Important Issues Facing the U.S.

July 30, 2015


Morning Consult conducted a national survey on behalf of Bring the Vote Home (BTVH) of 2,021 registered voters 65 years old and over (seniors). The survey ran July 8-13, 2015 and has a margin of error of ±2%. Key Takeaways: Seniors Believe ISIS And The Economy Are Most Important Issues Facing The U.S. Out of […]

Morning Consult conducted a national survey on behalf of Bring the Vote Home (BTVH) of 2,021 registered voters 65 years old and over (seniors). The survey ran July 8-13, 2015 and has a margin of error of ±2%.

Key Takeaways:

Seniors Believe ISIS And The Economy Are Most Important Issues Facing The U.S.

Out of six issues including immigration, health care, the federal deficit, the Islamic state known as ISIS, jobs and unemployment, and climate change, seniors split over the most important issue facing the country right now with 23 percent choosing ISIS and 22 percent choosing jobs and unemployment. Six in 10 seniors said ISIS is the biggest national security threat to the United States, followed by China (8%) and Iran (8%). As for the economy, seniors think their children and grandchildren will be financially worse off, as opposed to better off, in the future by a 2-1 margin (44% worse off/20% better off).

BTVH Chart July Poll

Clinton Leads The Pack Of 2016 Presidential Candidates

Hillary Clinton leads the pack among 2016 presidential candidates, with 26 percent of seniors saying they would vote for her if the general election were held today. This is partly because the Republican primary is extremely crowded, with Jeb Bush (12%) and Donald Trump (11%) splitting votes for the top Republican candidate. Regardless of whether Hillary Clinton wins in 2016 or not, one-third of seniors (34%) say it is important to them that the United States elects a female president within the next 20 years.

Seniors Overwhelmingly Support Home Health Care

More than nine in 10 seniors (94%) across all genders, ages, and regions favor Medicare coverage of home healthcare services. And while only 34 percent of seniors have received or know someone personally who has received home healthcare services, nearly half of seniors (48%) would prefer to receive help at home with a caregiver when basic tasks of life become difficult due to aging or illness. Seniors do not want home healthcare services to be cut, as eight in 10 senior voters agree with the statement “…we should support and use – not cut – cost effective services like home health.”

Seniors Sound Off On Travel And Entertainment Topics

More seniors chose Florida (17%) as the most ideal state to retire in out of a list of 10 options, followed by Arizona (10%) and Texas (10%). In terms of most attractive senior celebrity, Raquel Welch received the most votes (19%), followed by Harrison Ford (16%) and Helen Mirren (12%). Keeping up with the times, nearly one in four seniors (23%) admit they have taken a “selfie” before.

Key Data:

  • 66% of female seniors and 53% of male seniors think ISIS is the biggest national security threat to the U.S.
  • Republican seniors are more pessimistic about the financial future for their children and grandchildren – 55% think their children/grandchildren will be worse off than them, along with 46% of Independents and 31% of Democrats
  • Democrats (13%) and Republicans (21%) are both more likely to choose Florida as an ideal state to retire in, though Democrats’ second choice is California (12%) while Republicans are more likely to choose Texas (18%)

To view the National Seniors Poll Crosstabulation Results, click here.

To view the National Seniors Poll Charts, click here.

Click here to see the original article from Morning Consult.

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New Poll of Registered Voters Age 65+ Reveals Surprising Views

June 11, 2015


A Bring The Vote Home survey of nearly 4,000 registered voters age 65 and older found that senior citizens are a politically aware group with strong feelings on a variety of policy and political issues. The Bring The Vote Home survey is noteworthy in that it specifically seeks to determine the political viewpoints and concerns […]

A Bring The Vote Home survey of nearly 4,000 registered voters age 65 and older found that senior citizens are a politically aware group with strong feelings on a variety of policy and political issues. The Bring The Vote Home survey is noteworthy in that it specifically seeks to determine the political viewpoints and concerns of American seniors who are registered voters.

The results revealed that senior voters lean towards the GOP especially when Hillary Clinton is the nominee. When asked about potential Presidential candidates, respondents favored Scott Walker (45%) over Hillary Clinton (36%), and Jeb Bush (44%) over Hillary Clinton (41%). In addition, the survey found that 44 percent of senior voters would support a Republican candidate if the 2016 Congressional elections were held today, while only 35 percent of seniors would vote for a Democratic candidate.

The survey also asked seniors about a variety of policy areas and found that foreign affairs is a topline issue for senior voters. When asked about the Islamic state known as ISIS, immigration reform, health care, federal deficit, jobs and unemployment, and climate change, thirty-one percent of senior voters chose ISIS as the most important issue facing the country right now, followed by jobs and unemployment (18%). Senior voters were least concerned with climate change, with only five percent of voters citing this as the most pressing issue in America.

Other key findings from the survey include:

  • A majority of seniors on both sides of the aisle (53% of Democrats, 67% of Independents, and 71% of Republicans) are in favor of Congress voting on any agreement that President Obama makes with Iran concerning its nuclear program.
  • Thirty-six percent of women and one-in-four men chose ISIS as the most important issue facing the country.
  • Urban seniors are more likely to vote for a Democratic Congressional candidate (DEM: 50%, GOP: 46%), while suburban (DEM: 31%, GOP: 46%) and rural seniors (DEM: 28%, GOP: 52%) are more likely to vote Republican.

“This Bring The Vote Home survey provides an important measure of senior Americans’ views as we approach the upcoming election,” stated Eric Berger, CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. “Bring the Vote Home is also making important strides in empowering seniors across the country to register and, if needed, obtain absentee ballots so that their voices will be heard on Election Day.”

The survey questions were conducted as part of a Morning Consult Poll from April 27 to May 5 and June 5 to June 8, 2015. The poll surveyed 3,904 registered voters, age 65 and older, and has a margin error of two percentage points.

To view the National Seniors Poll Charts, click here.

To read the National Seniors Poll Results Memo, click here.

 

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National Poll of Registered Senior Voters Generates Unexpected Findings on Medicare Physician Payment Legislation

April 13, 2015


Washington, DC – A Bring the Vote Home survey of nearly 2,000 registered voters over age 65 reveals that seniors are generally unaware of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) legislation pending in Congress. When informed about the physician payment reform legislation that will increase reimbursement to Medicare physicians, the majority of seniors express support, but […]

Washington, DC – A Bring the Vote Home survey of nearly 2,000 registered voters over age 65 reveals that seniors are generally unaware of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) legislation pending in Congress. When informed about the physician payment reform legislation that will increase reimbursement to Medicare physicians, the majority of seniors express support, but remain concerned about increased patient costs and cuts to Medicare services.

Only two in 10 seniors have heard “a lot” or “some” about the SGR legislation and just two percent indicated they had heard “a lot” about the proposed bill. When educated about the SGR reform bill, 53 percent of seniors would support Congressional action to increase Medicare reimbursement for physician services.

Of greatest concern to seniors is the prospect of higher healthcare costs. Those surveyed express strong opposition, by a 6-in-1 margin, to legislation that would increase costs for Medicare patients.

Key survey findings, released today, include:

  • 77% of senior voters oppose legislation that would increase costs for seniors
  • 81% of senior voters oppose legislation that would cut Medicare-covered health services
  • 57% of senior voters support increasing funding for rural home healthcare services

The data suggest that access to rural healthcare is also a priority for senior voters. Increased funding for rural home healthcare services is supported by a majority of respondents and highest among seniors under age 75 (60 percent) and those who reside in rural areas (61 percent).

These survey questions were conducted as part of a Morning Consult Poll from March 23-26. The poll surveyed 1,941 senior (over age 65) registered voters and has a margin error of two percentage points.

 

All survey questions and results are available here.

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