Skip to comments.Generation Jones Women are Swing Voters (But GEN-X Women are the biggest Bush Supporters)
Posted on 10/28/2004 2:58:11 PM PDT by qam1
October 27, 2004 --Since July, 40-49 yr. old (Generation Jones) women have vacillated more than other generations of women between John Kerry and George W. Bush. In October they are also the most evenly divided, favoring Bush by a slight margin of 47% to 46%. This segment also has the highest percentage of undecideds in October, with 5.4% not sure who they'll vote for on Nov. 2.
Three of the five generations of women have favored Kerry each month, with only 30-39 yr. olds (Generation X) and 40-49 yr. olds swinging toward Bush in August and September. However, the much-discussed swing among women back toward Kerry in October was driven by the Generation Jones segment, while Generation X women actually increased their support for Bush, favoring him by 52% to 43%.
Rasmussen Report's age-breakdown also highlights the difference between Generation Jones and Baby Boomer women (the two groups are sometimes lumped together). Boomer women have favored Kerry each month, in October by 50% to 45%.
Women Voters by Age
|Period||18 - 29||30 - 39||40 - 49||50 - 64||65 +|
|October 5 - 11, 2004 - Total|
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Generation Jones? What the hell is "Generation Jones"?
Thanks for that. I'm glad I'm not the only one completely in the dark on this. Never heard of "Generation Jones" in my life...
I always though we were the Blank Generation.
They are the late Disco era Baby Boomers who hate being part of the Hippie era Baby Boomers so they want their own generation
Perhaps based on where they get their news.
This is exactly what I see as well. Boomer women are rabid, maniacal Kerryistas, Jones women are a mixed bag and the X women are in our camp. The numbers here where I live are even more lopsided than shown in this study.
30 - 39 October 5 - 11, 2004 - Total
W stands For Woman after all
30-39, that's me, although I'm toward the end of that range, but still an Xer I guess. An Xer for W.
Seventies America, exhausted by the intensity of the 60s and burnt out from the impact of the Boomers, just wasn't ready for yet another generation. By decade's end, with the 1-2 punch (in late '80) of Ronald Reagan's election and John Lennon's assasination, authentic youth culture was driven deep underground. In fact, with the exception of hip-hop, there were no significant youth movements in 80s America.
John Lennon was the embodiment of youth culture and Reagan killed it???
Generation Reagan / Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981)
Generation Reagan, I like that better than X
I would guess out of the Jones group the 40-44 are more in line with the Gen-X numbers and the 45-49 are like the baby boomer numbers.
This is actually great news for the Republicans in the long run because once the older generations die off the gender gap is gone.
(Plus look at the 64+ group - That prescription drug bill really drew them in - Yeah, great idea there!!!)
"there were no significant youth movements in 80s America."
That's just not true. But I guess it depends on your definition of "significant"
I am surprised to see "Generation Jones" actually being mentioned anywhere. We are too old to be Gen Xers. We get lumped in with the baby boom most of the time, and don't think that we fit in there either. Many of us were too young to watch Howdy Doody or weren't even born, for example. When the elders in the baby boom were protesting (or serving in) Vietnam, some of us were only in kindergarten. This group is also known as "Brady Boomers".
What the hell? I've never heard of Generation Jones, and I'm smack dab in the middle. Any idea what the name refers to?
>>My guess, without looking, is that they're named for Samantha Jones from Sex and the City. <<
Oh please! How retarded can you get?
I refuse to even think about this. If they want to call us something bizzare, why not the BeeGee generation? It would be just as lame.
When I was coming up, Gen X started with JFK. I was born 4 days after he took office. I am an Xer. I don't even resemble a Generation named for a soft porn show on HBO
Generation Jones? I'm 40, and I consider myself Generation Reagan. ;)
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