How will boomers’ economic anxiety affect their vote?

It’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?

The 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 …