The 2016 Presidential Race Has Some Pretty Old Candidates
Does age actually matter in a presidential race? The answer is complicated.By Eugene Daniels | November 5, 2015
The already unconventional group of 2016 presidential candidates has another distinguishing factor: their age. The average age of president-elects in America is currently sitting at just under 55. But the average age of the 2016 candidates is four years older than that.
As a matter of fact, of the 19 people currently running for president, 16 would be the oldest president elected since 1992, when then President-elect Bill Clinton was 46 years old. The four highest polling candidates –– Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders all average at least a decade older than that. (Video via C-SPAN)
But does presidential age actually matter? Yes and no.