A new poll commissioned by AARP shows challenger Anthony Brindisi with a 13 point lead over incumbent Claudia Tenney among voters 50 and older in the race for the 22nd Congressional District seat.

The AARP survey has Brindisi leading Tenney, 48 to 35 percent.

The poll also show 50-plus voters are united, across party lines, in their concern over healthcare costs - especially rising prescription drug prices - and the future of Social Security and Medicare.

“With five weeks to go before Election Day, candidates in New York would be wise to listen to the state’s most powerful voting group: 50-plus voters,” said AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel. “History shows older voters turn out in force, and AARP is seeking to ensure issues of particular importance to older voters are front and center – issue like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drug costs, and family caregiving.”

AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political parties, political campaigns or candidates.

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