Gallup recently released statistics tracking seniors who have shifted from Democrat to Republican in the last 20 years. The statistics show those seniors age 65-99 today with a 3% Republican advantage were the 45-79 year olds 20 years ago that held a 12% Democratic advantage. This segment of the population has thus moved 15% in the direction of Republican values while watching changes in America over the past 20 years.
In fact, similar trends appear in tracking those ages 50-64 and 30-49 between 1993 and 2013. While a notable swing appears in the 2003 numbers more sharply toward Republican, these two segments still remain more Republican than they were reported to be 20 years ago. It is the current 18-29 demographic that reports the highest Democrat leaning percentage with an 18% Democrat advantage, but given the statistics this seems likely to be the most Democrat they will ever be. Historically, statistically speaking, as this demographic ages they will likely shift back and forth, but largely move in a Republican direction.
Is it possible to consider that the further this group gets from indoctrination by liberal teachers up through college and begin venturing out, looking for jobs, starting businesses, growing families and paying taxes, that they are awakened to the realities of hard-work and providing for oneself? That is if they don’t fall to government dependence or remain reliant on Jon Stewart and Hollywood liberal productions as their news source. After all, hard work and making something of yourself on your own merit are building blocks and part of what make America great. America is a place where anyone can rise up and leave their children with more than they were given, no matter where he or she started.
Gallup offers other suggestions as to the makeup of the demographics for why the statistics are what they are; however, this does not explain away the power of educational and media manipulation of the population.
The entire report from Gallup can be seen here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/168083/seniors-realigned-republican-party.aspx.