GOP Rides Older Electorate to Midterm Victory

by SavvyRoo on Nov 6, 2014 | Views: 71 | Score: 0
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SavvyRoo on Nov 6, 2014 9:31 AM said:

Republicans are celebrating their victory this week on the backs of the older demographics, who showed up for the midterm elections at higher rates than their younger counterparts. The well-documented generational divide on party identification makes it easy to see how the GOP managed to gain control of the Senate and win gubernatorial races in many states.

SharonK on Nov 6, 2014 10:38 AM said:

I don't know how those old people (45+?) are strong enough to carry all those candidates on their backs. Heavy load. Where's the comparative demo over 2012?

SharonK on Nov 6, 2014 10:39 AM said:

To Dems, I mean

Dustin M.
Dustin M. on Nov 6, 2014 11:10 AM said:

The chart is representing all voters, not just those that voted republican. It's pretty well documented that older voters have a more conservative bend, so naturally when older voters turn out in greater numbers than younger ones, the republicans tend to do better. The corollary for dems of course is the opposite, with the Democrats doing better with a higher young voter turnout.