Title

Shifting Support for Democratic Party among American Elderly

Authors

Todd Shields

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

Political attitudes, political behaviors

Abstract

Following the recent Republican take-over of Congress and their reported gains among elderly voters, the Blair-Rockefeller Poll included several questions asking respondents about their overall evaluation of President Obama, recent reforms, and overall support for the Democratic Party. To the extent to which the Democratic Party has lost support from one of its most traditional core groups, changing party support among the elderly has dramatic implications for the 2012 presidential election and American politics more generally.

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