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Political Fact Of The Day

by @ 3:14 pm on May 15, 2009. Filed under Democrats, Politics, Republicans

From a new Gallup Poll on party identification:

Voters who came of age during the eight years of the Bush Presidency are roughly eight points more Democratic than the rest of the country; that advantage could be worth an extra point or two to Democrats throughout the next half-century.

More importantly, this move to the left by this group of voters began long before Barack Obama came on the scene.

To which Jon Henke wisely notes:

Republicans had better become more appealing to young people, because patterns established in youth persist for life.

Time, it seems, is running out.

Update: More evidence here.

One Response to “Political Fact Of The Day”

  1. Ron Russell says:

    These changes in voter opinion seem to ebb and flow with the changing events. One must remember the war in Iraq was very unpopular for the last 4 0r 5 years and the MSM pushed that issue day after day. The MSM more than any other factor turned many Americans against that conflict many of them being younger voters who heard that same theme expanded by their professors in their classrooms and on their campuses. And as 9/11 became a distant memory, especially to many students on the college campuses, the idea of another attack by terrorist on American soil became a remote possibility in the minds of many young people. The left in this country has played on this mood change in the minds of many with great success. Couple this with the severe downturn in the economy shortly before the recent election and you have the blueprint for a conservative defeat. These factors all came together just at the right moment for the liberals and resulted in victory at the polls for them.

    Obama in his campaign did not run on the extreme measures he is now attempting, with great success, to install. Young people are fluid in their thinking and changing events will often sway them more that idealogy. Their idealogies are not firmly set and are easily changed in many cases. Onrusing events can quickly change voting patterns among many groups, especially the young who are not set in concrete.

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