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U.S. Seniors Have Realigned
With the Republican Party

Gallup.com, by Jeffrey M. Jones

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PRINCETON, NJ -- U.S seniors -- those aged 65 and older -- have moved from a reliably Democratic group to a reliably Republican one over the past two decades. From 1992 through 2006, seniors had been solidly Democratic and significantly more Democratic than younger Americans. Over the last seven years, seniors have become less Democratic, and have shown an outright preference for the Republican Party since 2010.(Snip for graphic)In 1992, 53% of senior citizens, on average, identified as Democrats or said they were independents but leaned Democratic, while 39% identified as Republicans or leaned Republican, resulting in a 14-percentage-point Democratic

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 3/26/2014 12:41:28 PM     (No. 9785093)

Except for people like my Father and Step-Mother, dyed in the wool, Illinois Dhimmocrats, that believe every word from CBS and Our Dear Reader... (Heavy Sigh)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Smart11344, 3/26/2014 12:45:50 PM     (No. 9785103)

From the great Winston Churchill..."Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains." Welcome home, seniors!



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 3/26/2014 12:48:10 PM     (No. 9785109)

This statistically proves the old saying that if not liberal when you are young, you have not heart. AND if not conservative when you´re old, you have no brain. (Or something like that.)

I always believed it, but now I see it in numbers. Good job OP.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KingBubo, 3/26/2014 12:50:49 PM     (No. 9785115)

They´ve got their Medicare and Social Security. Now it´s time to cut spending!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/26/2014 1:11:57 PM     (No. 9785158)

My dearly departed grandmother was a deep south Democrat. If you asked her about any issue that the dims support, but do it in a non-political context, she would completely disagree with everything the dims stand for. But she continued to vote for them.

(Up until recently we still got her voter registration materials delivered to our house. It was tempting, but here in Texas we don´t need to cheat to win.)


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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 3/26/2014 1:13:47 PM     (No. 9785162)

Just as the commiecrats want to flood our country with thirdworlders who have NEVER known freedom, they want to kill off the elders here who knew it all their lives. And for that....they created Obamacarrion.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/26/2014 1:35:17 PM     (No. 9785213)

And after all the demos have done for them

1. Taxing Social Security (Slick Willie)
2. Cutting Medicare to pay for Obamacare
3. No or little COLA while government workers get heirs

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/26/2014 1:48:58 PM     (No. 9785244)

They are quickly realizing that the Dims want them to DIE and get out of their way to take over everything.

I say screw the Dims, we need to put them in their place...PRISON!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/26/2014 1:49:54 PM     (No. 9785246)

Death panels have a way of focusing seniors´ attention.......

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 3/26/2014 2:02:40 PM     (No. 9785277)

and seniors vote....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 3/26/2014 4:10:08 PM     (No. 9785510)

Correlates with the cuts to Medicare forced by the Anti-Constitution Act (ACA).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/26/2014 6:01:02 PM     (No. 9785682)

Except for my large number of my native Texan relatives who are federally-retired -- they are faithful Democrats but live conservative lifestyles. Old school.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 3/26/2014 7:54:12 PM     (No. 9785853)

Now if we can only live long enough to undo the damage some of us did by supporting the Democrats previously.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 3/26/2014 8:17:02 PM     (No. 9785875)

FTA:Because seniors did not show an outright preference for the Republican Party until 2010, Obama´s second year in office, it may not have been just Obama´s race per se, but his policies and performance in office that has turned seniors red.

So after trying to blame racism on the realignment, the author admits at the end of the article that its actually Obama´s job performance. Seniors are probably appalled at seeing someone so quintessentially unqualified to lead the country leading us over a cliff.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: navybrat, 3/26/2014 9:41:55 PM     (No. 9785972)

I never supported the democrat party or voted for one. I do not have to realign.

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