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Thu., May 20, 2010, 8:57 a.m.

AARP Members Don’t Trust Idaho Pols

With Idaho's primary election just a few short days away, a new AARP survey finds the most powerful voting population in the state, the 50 plus, has already cast a surprising vote – one of no confidence.  According to a new AARP member survey released this morning, 85% said they had little to no confidence in Idaho state lawmakers to tackle the issues they care most about.  This election year, roughly 56% of all votes are expected to come from Idahoans aged 50 or older. "The low public confidence in state lawmakers is very alarming– it's not good for anyone in Idaho, businesses, retirees and especially those elected to serve in office," said Jim Wordelman, State Director for AARP in Idaho/PR Newswire. More here.

Question: Do you see an anti-incumbency backlash in the results of this survey?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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