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Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:23 PM

 

The young power Sanders' campaign while the old cling to Clintonism.

At least, among those registered Democrats in New York who attempted to vote and were actually counted. Interesting results from that primary:

To which age group do you belong?

18-44
Sanders 55%
Clinton 45%

45+

Clinton 66%
Sanders 34%

http://www.cbsnews.com/elections/2016/primaries/democrat/new-york/exit/

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Reply The young power Sanders' campaign while the old cling to Clintonism. (Original post)
JackRiddler Apr 2016 OP
beachbum bob Apr 2016 #1
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #8
azurnoir Apr 2016 #19
JSup Apr 2016 #2
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #6
randome Apr 2016 #10
qdouble Apr 2016 #3
redstateblues Apr 2016 #4
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2016 #9
alcibiades_mystery Apr 2016 #5
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #7
danimich1 Apr 2016 #11
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #12
Ferd Berfel Apr 2016 #13
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #16
lagomorph777 Apr 2016 #14
Donald Ian Rankin Apr 2016 #15
marlakay Apr 2016 #17
Unicorn Apr 2016 #20
Unicorn Apr 2016 #18

Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:32 PM

1. Us oldsters have money and we DO vote...it's not a

 

novelty.... We don't easily fall for a con...

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:55 PM

8. Do your oldsters have money?

 

Funny, mine don't.* Maybe that's the real divide.

* - although I did scrounge up a couple of hundred so far to help Sanders out-raise Clinton on finance by actual voters as opposed to corporate/rich policy sponsors.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:05 PM

19. thanks for that bit of honesty -it's about money and who can buy what

you just substantiated what Bernie supporters have been saying all along and Hillary's have been denying

beachbum bob
1. Us oldsters have money and we DO vote...it's not a
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novelty.... We don't easily fall for a con...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511839894#post1

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:33 PM

2. Is this the new political wedge...

...from the elite? Divide the young and old?

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Response to JSup (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:54 PM

6. No. It is the future.

 

The old political wedge from the elite is to divide people by race.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:57 PM

10. It's the future promoted by oldsters who think they can redeem themselves by worshiping youth.

 

You can't. And instead of helping Sanders become President, all your focus has become on Clinton. It's pathetic.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]All things in moderation, including moderation.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:36 PM

3. To be more accurate, Clinton starts perform better than Bernie around the 30+ age group

30-44 (24%)

Clinton 53%

Sanders 47%

I'd link it to young people being more idealistic and less skeptical about the tough job Bernie would have on delivering on even half of his promises. People over 30 are more familiar with how government actually works.

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:47 PM

4. I'm an older voter and I just don't believe

Bernie's promises. I do think if we Democrats get to fill the SCOTUS we have a chance to get rid of big money in politics. I also think Bernie is pandering to a certain gullible part of the electorate with some of his promises.

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:56 PM

9. Well I am older

 

And the kids are right. With climate change the SCOTUS will soon be academic. I am in an odd mood. So I hope you live to see the leading edges of that

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:48 PM

5. But is it bitter clinging?

 

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:54 PM

7. You tell me.

 

50, voted for Sanders, and I feel great!

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:57 PM

11. 34% is nothing to laugh at

I'm part of it, and so is my husband. At our caucus the age spread was pretty huge. It's true I didn't see any young people on the Clinton side, but the Bernie side was full of plenty of 45+ people. They were probably the majority.

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Response to danimich1 (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:58 PM

12. Remember, that's New York primary voters...

 

at least, registered D's who attempted to vote and were allowed.

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:59 PM

13. Well I"m one of the 34% then

I"m 65 and joined an active Bernie group back in about Sept/Oct, got 150+ signatures to get Bernie on the state ballot, became a Deputy registrar and registered 120+ new voters and have donated about 5 times to Bernie so far. I was a poll watcher once but I've never gone this far before. It's been nice

I think you have to be delusional or low info to expect that Clinton will protect or increase Social Security and Medicare - Or pathological enough that these don't matter because you have enough money.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:01 PM

16. Remember, that's only New York, or rather...

 

voters registered as Democrats prior to October 9th (or for the first time prior to March 25) who were not purged or otherwise removed from the rolls, showed up to vote, and were eventually counted. (Well, no, they might not have been counted, true - these are exit polls.)

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:00 PM

14. I'm old and I voted for Sanders

well, I'm in my late 50s.

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:01 PM

15. The more experience you have, the harder you are to sell snake-oil to.

Sanders is making promises there is no chance he will be able to fulfil.

It's unsurprising that younger voters are falling for that disproportionately.

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:02 PM

17. Not always

I am for Sanders and younger daughter in mid 30's Clinton. But that is my moderate republican kid so go figure!

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Response to marlakay (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:05 PM

20. My twin brother is voting for Trump.

 

He voted for Obama twice.

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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:04 PM

18. It's what Clinton represents and it's what Bernie represents.

 

it's not them personally.

And yes, we still want the hope and change that Obama promised.

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