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How will boomers’ economic anxiety affect their vote?

Posted on 08/8/2012 by |Voter Engagement | Comments

PoliticsIt’s August. Your thermostat has likely cracked 100 degrees. But hopefully, you’re on vacation with your families or watching the Olympics (Go USA!!) in a cool place with a cold beverage in hand. And I bet that if you live in a battleground state, there’s something else you want a vacation from: the endless parade of political ads between now and November 6th. Most candidates seem too busy beating up one another to tell us where they really stand on …

As Voters Age, Does the Gender Gap Shrink?

Posted on 04/4/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThe latest meme from the campaign trail is the gender gap. This week, just about everyone — from CNN and the Christian Science Monitor to the Huffington Post and Salon — has been reporting that women are more likely than men to favor a Democrat over a Republican in the 2012 election. It’s a familiar story: Women have favored Democratic candidates for at least three decades. The news seems to be that there’s some evidence of a bigger gender gap than …