Curtis Gans

A Cohort That’s Up for Grabs This Year

Posted on 06/6/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThe “senior vote,” says Curtis Gans, is up for grabs this year, what with older Americans worried about their retirement security but unsettled over some social issues. Gans should know: He’s been studying voter groups, or “cohorts,” as he calls them, for more than three decades. As Gans, the director of the Center for the independent Study of the American Electorate, told a group of foreign reporters recently, the 65-and-older vote isn’t what it used to be. In the 1960s …