Skip to comments.Elderly voters the biggest push behind the GOP wave
Posted on 11/08/2010 8:00:40 AM PST by Racehorse
The election post-mortems keep rolling in. Politico's Byron Tau's report on the remarkable shift in voting patterns among America's oldest voters goes a long way to explain why last week's contest became such a rout for Republicans. Voters over 65, he writes, favored Republicans by a 21-point margin after breaking narrowly for Democrats in 2006, and in some key races the margin was even more lopsided:
In New Hampshire, for instance, seniors backed GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte over her Democratic challenger by 33 points. In the narrow Illinois Senate contest, Republican Mark Kirk won older voters by 22 points. And In Delaware, they were the only age group to back tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell, by an 11-point margin.
"I've been saying since August 2009, that there was a tsunami in this case a senior citizen tsunami headed towards Capitol Hill," said Jim Martin, chairman of the 60 Plus Association, a conservative campaign group targeted toward older voters. "That tsunami came ashore."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonindependent.com ...
my precinct is in a senior housing complex of over 800 homes and it is 80% democrat!
I’m a proud to be a nasty old bastard!!
Go shove it where the sun doesn’t shine you usless babyboomers!
This is the group that Tim Wise & Co wishes were dead.
Another childish outburst, we aren’t responsible for you choosing to live with liberals, but I doubt that it is true anyway, you don’t have anything but your own imagination to base your claims on about your 800 home Senior community being 80% Democrat do you, and I don’t know what that has to do with boomers anyway.
The voting rolls are public and posted at the poling place for anyone to look at plus the results are posted after the election.
as far as baby boomers, I hate the lazy dope smoking bastards!
Judging by your angry, and nasty outbursts on this thread, I don’t think anyone has any problem believing you have feelings of hatred, too bad you don’t have any numbers showing why the group of senior voters that you chose to live with are so unusual, and don’t vote Republican like most seniors do.
like the AARP cares who old people vote for, as long as they get the money and spend it to support Democrats.
Same with unions and union members.
I’m sure you are right ... I was basing my comment on coverage in the news, which focuses on the retires in FL.
Well said, and you’re right. The credit goes to Sarah Palin.
Her words: “Obama’s death panels.”
OBAMACARE & DEATH PANELS!
Obamacare Endgame: Doctors Will be Fined or Jailed if they Put Patients First
by Dr. Elaina George
LOL - I'm neither lazy nor do I smoke dope!
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