Thursday, September 20, 2018

Is the GOP having a senior moment? Older voters are deserting in droves

Mod: Do you believe older folks are a lock for the GOP this November? You know, that segment of voters most likely to actually go to the polls? Think again.

The GOP's older voter problem (CNN link): Is the GOP having a senior moment? Late summer surveys by CNN and other organizations show senior voters tilting decisively towards Democratic congressional candidates. That would dramatically reverse the recent pattern in midterm elections when the elderly provided a major boost to GOP candidates.

In CNN surveys conducted in early August and early September, registered voters who are 65 years of age and up preferred Democratic congressional candidates to Republicans by margins of 20 and 16 percentage points, respectively. 

CNN is not the only news organization to report this kind of GOP deficit among seniors. A late August Washington Post-ABC News survey found that if older voters were casting their ballots today, they would back Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives over Republican candidates by a whopping 22-point margin, 57% to 35%. Similarly, a national poll by Marist College conducted in early September found that among voters 60 years of age and up, they favored Democratic congressional candidates by a 15-point margin.

This is a potentially huge problem for Republicans: In the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections when Republicans regained control of the House and Senate, respectively, GOP candidates were solidly backed by voters 65 and up. When Democrats won control of both the House and the Senate in the 2006 midterm elections, they had a narrow advantage among senior voters.

Trump is always bragging about setting records. I wonder how he feels about this one. 

Bob Woodward's 'Fear' is the fastest-selling book in Simon & Schuster's history (Los Angeles Times link): Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House" has sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first week of release, making it the fastest-selling book in the history of its publisher, Simon & Schuster.

The publisher has ordered a 10th printing of the book, which as of Wednesday morning was the No. 1 bestselling book at Barnes and Noble and at AmazonWoodward's is the latest in a string of books about the Trump White House, and looks to be on track to be the most successful. Entertainment Weekly notes that journalist Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury," which dominated the bestseller charts when it was published in January, sold 500,000 in its first two weeks of release. Former FBI Director James Comey's memoir "A Higher Loyalty," which also made extensive headlines, sold 300,000 copies in its first week.

"Fear," which relies heavily on anonymous sources, contains several explosive allegations about the Trump White House. Woodward is a veteran Beltway journalist whose claim to fame was, with co-writer Carl Bernstein and the help of an anonymous source called Deep Throat, exposing the Watergate scandal in the pages of the Washington Post.

In “Fear,” Woodward claims that aides to President Trump would remove papers from his desk so that he wouldn't sign them. The book also suggests that Trump called Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded" and a "dumb Southerner," which Trump has denied.

Woodward quotes one source that said that Chief of Staff John Kelly called Trump an "idiot," saying, "He's gone off the rails. We're in Crazytown. I don't even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I've ever had."

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33 comments:

  1. Trump and many Republicans in Congress want to cut Social Security and Medicare. Not a popular move with older Americans.

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    1. But gosh. Why shouldn't money taken from your paycheck and put aside for your retirement years be taken away from you to help pay for GOP crony tax cuts?

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    2. But gosh. The idiots from both sides of the aisle have never put aside that money and have spent all of it and borrowed more.

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    3. Tea nutters just love to lie. Social Security is fully funded, and will be for a long time.

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  2. Just like the court ordered 2018 France, America needs to get a crazy in the White House checked up or Check him into a mental hospital and leave him there forever!
    https://www.thelocal.fr/20180920/french-far-right-marine-le-pen-told-to-visit-psychiatrist

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  3. Gee someone anyone should tell the Progressive Left Democrats that generation Z is who they should worry about. The economy is doing great and the in fighting between parties is all show and tell to impress them selves.
    The old saying " it's the ECONOMY stupid", that is what will be bring in the votes in 2020.

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    1. Boilerplate nonsense. What does this have to do with robbing granny's social security check?

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    2. Thank you President Obama for rescuing the economy from the deep recession and near depression caused by the GOP.

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    3. Everyone hates millenials until you need them to convert a a word file into a pdf document for you.

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    4. I like them. They always know how to make my cell phone work.

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  4. Down with old people! Any problems that exist today are their fault.

    Lower the voting age! Lower the age requirements for president and Congress!

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  5. The older voters who are leaving the GOP still have some sense of allegiance to the United States of America.

    The basket of deplorables that is the Trump Administration just want to pillage the United States, and their mindless maga supporters have neither an understanding of what is the United States nor any real allegiance to her.

    Their raison d etre, a term they won't even have the intellectual curiosity to look up, is to stick it to liberals even though in doing so they're sticking to their lower middle class selves.

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  6. Go fund security needs from crazy GOP, Republican, Nazi, Skinheads and right wingnuts like trumpy. https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/407428-gofundme-campaign-raises-over-90k-to-cover-kavanaugh-accusers

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  7. As the old saying goes, the stupid will expose themselves sooner than the masses want him too! https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ba1a88de4b046313fc056c1?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

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  8. 7:57am the Progressives are pushing for just that, legal citizens or illegal, the Libs think once a individual leaves their pampers on the floor and steps into training pants they are ready for the Senate.

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    1. Ring for the nurse.

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    2. GOP seniors are, or at least should be, oxymorons ( or perhaps just morons). They all should renounce Social Security snd Medicare ( both brought to them by Democrats. Senior Republicans, return all of you SS benefits, burn your medicare card and assume total responsibility for all health care!long live Democratic Socialism. Long live my two favorite Nelsons, Bill and Willie!!

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  9. Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins
    to protect against hackers? I'm kinda paranoid about losing everything I've worked hard on. Any recommendations?

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  10. If pillaging the United States is what the ECONOMY is doing now 8:02am, we are all for that, bring it on.

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    1. Yes, the stock market is the whole economy to fools like you. You have no idea what's coming.

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  11. San Bernardino Diocese will be turning over names to authorities of the sexual abusive prists.

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  12. Tax cuts 6:06am? Majoriety of us are tired of paying for new and goofy programs created by the Libs as a way to take our paychecks away from the middle class.

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    1. There are some govt funded programs that will help you with your literacy problems, 11:22. I suggest you take advantage of the generosity of the American people.

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    2. Uh oh, the ‘majoriety’ of middle class people can spell above the grade school level

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  13. Trump economy keeps sucking
    https://cnb.cx/2QK7zdP

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    1. Wow caught up to where it was nine months ago.

      Wow

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  14. 12:48pm lol...keep telling yourself that. Defination of Insanity- repeating something that is not true hoping that repeating it enough will make it so.

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    1. Sounds like you've defined yourself, LOL Man!

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    2. Defination indeed

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  16. Finally, Sen Judiciary Dems ask FBI to investigate the death threats against Dr Ford, like I’ve howled here for days.

    What took them so long? Don’t they read the Tattler??!!

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  17. They, the GOP, deserted the American people. It’s only right that the people desert them.

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