February 2, 2016

Democrats' generational divide

It's not being talked about much but it's huge. Here are the Iowa stats:
  • Sanders won 84% of voters 17-29 and Clinton got only 14%
  • Sanders won 58% of voters 30-44 and Clinton got 37%
  • Clinton won 58% of those 45-64 and Sanders got 35%
  • Clinton got 69% of those 65 and older and Sanders got 26%


Anonymous said...

Millennials thankfully outnumber Baby Boomers, so can go toe-to-tasseled-loafer with them. Maybe the generational madness will come to an end.

Tom Puckett said...

Here is a link to Sam's Arkansas Connections page... book mark it and refer to it often, this year! Consider forwarding the link to your friends...


Cheers, Tom

Anonymous said...

The Democrats have yet to release hard numbers to go along with the the precinct percentages. We therefore have, in effect, something akin to our flawed electoral college---a process where the institutional tallies do not necessarily reflect the true popular totals. Percentages absent the actual numbers they represent can be meaningless and misleading. As the old adage goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
One thing is certain, however, the Democrats have more than a generational divide to worry about. After about three decades attempting to out-Republican Republicans with policies of 'pragmatism', triangulation, and general accommodation to various monied interests, believing voters are likely to show up in November to validate more of the same boggles the imagination.