Monday, August 12, 2013

Some Older Voters Take a Journey to the Center of the Republican Party's Mind and Don't Like What They See

Are Seniors Souring on the Republican Party? (The Atlantic, 8/10/2013)

Excerpts: Just 28 percent of voters 65 and older had a favorable view of the Republican Party in a national survey conducted last month by the Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, versus 40 percent who had a positive view of the Democrats. That's a reversal from a poll Greenberg conducted in early 2011, when 43 percent of seniors saw Republicans favorably and 37 percent saw Democrats that way.

Since these results are from a Democratic pollster, I'll hold off on the high-fives for now.

And perhaps there's not all that much to cheer about, considering the Democrats gained just 3 percentage points while the Republicans lost a whopping 15.

Makes me wonder if a growing number of older voters are saying, "Throw the bums out -- all of 'em!!"

They make be souring on the Republican party, but they don't seems to be getting much sweeter on the Democrats.

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