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Old 04-14-2015, 04:54 PM
 
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It's often assumed that the older you get, the more conservative you are. But it looks like this is only true up to the Boomer Generation.

Check this graph out. Even white Silents are more liberal than white Boomers.


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Old 04-14-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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You are reading the chart incorrectly.
The vertical axis is percent voting Democrat minus percent voting Republican.
-7 (ages 18-29) means more vote Republican
-22 (ages 65+) means way more older folks vote Republican
Minorities (+64%) vote overwhelmingly for Democrats.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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You are reading the chart incorrectly.
The vertical axis is percent voting Democrat minus percent voting Republican.
-7 (ages 18-29) means more vote Republican
-22 (ages 65+) means way more older folks vote Republican
Minorities (+64%) vote overwhelmingly for Democrats.
It shows Boomers vote more for Republicans though.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:34 PM
 
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The chart isn't good for the GOP. It show minorities overwhelmingly voting Democratic and young whites shifting to the left.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:28 PM
 
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Here's an interactive graphic that shows political lean by birth year for white voters: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...abt=0002&abg=1
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Here's an interactive graphic that shows political lean by birth year for white voters: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...abt=0002&abg=1
Much better chart and also debunks the OP's post.

As people age then tend to get more conservative in their voting.

And about 32 is when people tend to the conservative side. Probably because of having a family, mortgage, etc. and being more settled in life.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Much better chart and also debunks the OP's post.

As people age then tend to get more conservative in their voting.

And about 32 is when people tend to the conservative side. Probably because of having a family, mortgage, etc. and being more settled in life.
Yes, this. Keep in mind that public schools and their union teachers have been promoting a liberal agenda for many years, so most of the younger people vote democrat when they hit 18. Those that either don't get a good job or spend 6-8 years in college with little hope of the diploma tend to remain democrat voters. Those that get good jobs get a message when they see the amount withheld from what they thought was a fat paycheck, for taxes, SS, pension, and contribution to medical. At that point many will become more fiscally conservative, but remain socially liberal.
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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The fundamental premise it true. The Silent Generation was patriotic. Boomers are a friggin disgrace. Their parents were generous and created a generation of "me first" whiners who have been stealing the silverware ever since. Of course, once they got their subsidized educations, highways, etc. they have been rolling up the gang planks for their kids.
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