Curveball: Older Voters in S.C. Swoon for Gingrich

Posted on 01/22/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe first three Republican presidential primaries have split 1-1-1. Rick Santorum won Iowa (after the vote was certified), Mitt Romney won New Hampshire, and now Newt Gingrich has won South Carolina. More than six in 10 voters in Saturday’s primary were age 50 and older, and their support of Gingrich helped propel the former House Speaker to a stunning victory in the Palmetto State. Gingrich carried all 30-and-older age groups, including the oldest voters who had sided with Romney in …