Romneys support among older voters crumbles

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    Analysis: For Romney, some troubling signs among older voters | Reuters

    Even before his running mate was booed by a lobbying group for older Americans on Friday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was losing support among such voters, whose backing is crucial to his hopes of winning the November 6 election.

    New polling by Reuters/Ipsos indicates that during the past two weeks - since just after the Democratic National Convention - support for Romney among Americans age 60 and older has crumbled, from a 20-point lead over Democratic President Barack Obama to less than 4 points.

    Romney's double-digit advantages among older voters on the issues of healthcare and Medicare - the nation's health insurance program for those over 65 and the disabled - also have evaporated, and Obama has begun to build an advantage in both areas.
     
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    Why is USMB trying to parse their political boards? How do you determine what is political and what should go in this "Election Forums"?
     
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    heh, would would have ever predicted that attacking Social Security and Medicare would cost Mitten the old folk's votes?
     
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    Since the GObP/pupot plan for seniors is basically an ice floe, what senior would vote R? Indeed, if one has parents, children, a mother, a sister, wife, daughter etc etc, a vote for Mitt is a vote against them.

    OTOH, if you're one of the 1%, then you should definitely vote for Mitt the Twit.
     
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    It's funny that conservatives think the "Fuck you and die" meme is a winning strategy. I hope they keep using it.
     
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    and old folks vote....in greater numbers than other groups
     
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    They always have. They have previously also voted Republican. If Romney cannot hold onto his senior base, he is doomed
     
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    His statement about the 47% who pay no taxes shows just WHO Mitt cares about. He has dissed half the country in one full swoop. It just goes to show that he will do anything and say anything to gain the support of the Far Right. Unfortunately for him, his statements to gain their support have also lost him the independent voter...Chose your Poison Mitt...
     
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    Yes we see how badly Romney is doing among independents.
     
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    It's funny how Republicans and Democrats think "we'll buy your vote with welfare!!" is affordable when we keep getting downgraded and the deficit will hit 20 Trillion soon enough. When it all falls apart history will look at the Presidents that compounded the problem and in fact will be remembered as some of the most destructive people to the general welfare of the American people.
     

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