Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were asked about the future of Social Security and Medicare in the penultimate question of the final presidential debate.
It represents a win for retirement advocates, especially AARP, the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group for older Americans, which lobbied debate moderators to address the fiscal outlook of Americans' largest entitlement programs.
"We're glad to see that in the third and final debate the candidates discussed Social Security," said Roberta Eckert, vice president at the Nationwide Retirement Institute. "Every day 10,000 people turn 65. This alone represents a large demographic of voters, but Social Security is an issue that affects every American worker."