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August 31, 2009


The Age Divide

Matt Bai: "The typical anti-Obama activist tends to be white, male and -- perhaps most significant -- advanced in age. A poll conducted earlier this month by CNN and Opinion Research showed a rather stark age divide when it came to health care: 57 percent of voters under 50 said they favored the outlines of a Democratic plan, but that number was a full 20 points lower among voters over 65. In three Pew Research Center polls going back to April, senior citizens consistently gave Obama's job performance lower approval ratings than did than any other age group."














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