Election 2012

Former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine  has won the U.S. Senate race in Virginia,  defeating Republican George Allen, who conceded after CBS News and other news organizations called the race.
When it comes to Election 2012, two sisters who live together in Canonsburg, Pa., have agreed to disagree. In a Wall Street Journal video interview, Jeannie Alderson, 82, and Lillie Shannon, 89, explain why they split their votes between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, written off just months ago as a likely loser in her Missouri re-election race, has won a trip back to Washington - and she has 50- to 64-year-old voters, the state's biggest voter group by age, in part to thank for it.
Elizabeth Warren has captured a Senate seat from Massachusetts, defeating Scott Brown, the Republican who had replaced the late Democratic "Lion of the Senate" Edward M. Kennedy.
Democrat Chris Murphy has won a hard-fought Senate race in Connecticut and captured 51 percent of voters ages 50-64, the biggest single age group in the Nutmeg State. Republican Linda McMahon took 46 percent of that vote in the battle for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman.…
Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida will keep his job after fighting off a challenge from Republican Congressman Connie Mack, with the incumbent winning with strong support from age 50-plus voters.
CNN's exit polling shows a fairly striking split in the presidential race by age. Voters 45 to 64, who amount to 38 percent of the electorate in the poll, go for Mitt Romney over President Obama by 52 to 47 percent. Voters 65 and over, who are 17 percent in the sample, go for Romney by an even…
Exit polls in Virginia, another crucial swing state, show a surprising contrast between boomers and seniors. Those ages 50 to 64, who amount to 31 percent of the electorate in the poll, are favoring President Obama by 51 percent to 48 percent. Those 65 and older, who amounted to 14 percent of the…
Exit polls for Ohio, widely considered a make-or-break state in the presidential race, show that GOP candidate Mitt Romney is ahead by a hair among voters ages 50 to 64, with 50 percent of their votes to 49 percent for President Obama. Among voters 65 and older, Romney leads by 55 percent to 44…
WNYC, a public radio station in New York City, is offering an intriguing angle on voting results, by breaking down the data according to different lifestyle demographics, from "monied burbs" to "tractor country." We're following one particular demographic group--"emptying nests," or communities…
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