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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #43)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:41 PM

46. I'm sure some do...

But no, I don't believe it's like you're suggesting. All those Nixon-Reagan-Bush voters had to go somewhere and today, they're the older generation. Reagan won the 18-29 vote by 19 points in 1984. That 29 year old who voted for Reagan in '84 would have been 57 in 2012 - and probably just as conservative, or as Republican, at least, as they were 28 years ago. Reagan won the 30-44 vote 57-42 and those 44 year olds in '84 are now 71 - a group Romney won by twelve (65+).

While I have no doubt some people become more conservative the older they get, voting patterns seem to stay the same as the age shifts. In the 90s-00s.

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