Skip to comments.Ron Paul Won All Age Brackets Under 40 in Iowa Caucuses, Says Entrance Poll
Posted on 01/04/2012 10:52:57 AM PST by Zakeet
Had voting in the Iowa Republican caucuses been restricted to voters under the age of 40, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas would have won easily, according to an entrance poll published by CNN.
By contrast, according to the poll, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania won among voters between 40 and 64, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won among voters 65 or older.
Voters at the caucuses tended to be older citizens, according to the poll, with fully 60 percent of them being at least 50 years of age.
Only 25 percent of the caucus-goers were under 40, and only 15 percent were under 30.
Pauls support in the caususes was strongest among the very youngest voters. Among caucus-goers 17 to 24, who made up 10 percent of voters, Paul took 50 percent of the vote. Santorum ran second in this age bracket, taking 21 percent, followed by Romney at 13 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 8 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 5 percent, and Rep. Michele Bachman at 1 percent.
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Very interesting ...
Just on the fact that Paul is 78 and most Presidents anticipate a two-term run, this is ridiculous. We are going to have an 86 year old President tottering around on his walker or scooter?
And what age group overwhelmingly voted for Obama...
There might be a pattern forming...
Yet another reason why the legal voting age should be increased (by a few decades or so).
That’s funny- I think Obama did well among youngsters too. /half sarc
Ron Paul will, always, win the “conspiracy theory voters”.
Drug use is much more common amongst that age group.
The youth may be kind of ignorant, but they're smart enough to see what deep doo-doo this country is in the way we're going.
There might be a pattern forming...
The transformation of the Silly Party into the Very Silly Party?
I think the young'uns see Ron Paul as the best of both worlds: he supports their anything-goes morality AND he believes in lowering taxes! (Full disclosure: at 44 years of age I'm not very far removed from said "young'uns", except in beliefs)
The young are often gullible.
Ding Ding Ding
We have a winner!
Post of the day!
At 77 years old the odds of him getting through the first term are less than 50/50
Never trust anyone under 40
I’d like CommieNewsNetwork to parse their numbers even further and report how many of those Paulistinan voters registered as Republicans for the first time LAST NIGHT... 40%?? 50%?? more??
I think only income taxpayers should be able to vote
Maybe it’s true that wisdom comes with age.
Yes, it explains my campaigning and voting for George H. W. Bush.
Read my lips, I'm going to pound new taxes up your a**.
Very Interesting indeed. It speaks volumes as to the mind boggling stupidity of those 40 and under in Iowa.
Robert Mugabe is 11 years older than Ron Paul.
They think a guy with two first names is cool:)
Tee-hee. Or didn’t anyone notice that Das Libertariangrupenfuehrer got his butt kicked in Iowa.
I probably would have gone Santorum with some reservations, but I actually like Ron Paul as well. Conservatism is about less government. Paul's a states rights guy, and that's not always a bad thing. I'm also against the War on Drugs. I do break with him on foreign policy, but I'm not a neo conservative either, more of a Reagan type than world's cop.
all the age brackets under 40?
that would be:
the brackets he didn’t win:
hmmm... seems the NUMBER of brackets he LOST is higher then the ones he ‘won’.
Figures. That group has been totally indoctrination by “modern educators”
There is a not-insignificant number of people here who do not want less government.
They just want to be in charge.
I know there’s a quote by Winston Churchill somewhere in this mess.
LMAO @ Post 29!
Almost sprayed my monitor with a mouthful of Pepsi!
I think this simply reflects the preferences of under-40 Republicans for libertarian politics and a rejection of centrist approaches to governing. There is genuine opportunity here for the Republican party to capture the imagination of a generation, but they will blow it, of course, by nominating another GHWB/Dole/GWB/McCain this year, and in 2016...
One more day till Halloween,
You do realize, don't you, that many of the things on that pie chart actually come from Ron Paul newsletters or Ron Paul, don't you? Like Apartheid, purchasing the slaves, the Panama canal blackmail, not using 'Dr.' for Martin Luther King, "Rapetown,' David Duke, pink money, legalizing drugs, AIDs through the skin, government disinformation on crack cocaine dangers, Mossad, and more. Seriously, more.
What's hard is picking out the silly stuff Ron Paul said from the silly stuff I just made up.
Wrong Paul won nothing yesterday. To win delegates you needed to win one of Iowa’s four congressional districts. Romney and Santorum each took two. Paul won zero delegates in what hopefully will be his high water state.
And a $ 50 billion dollar note will now buy two loaves of bread in Zimbabwe. I think the US needs something slightly different.