Demographic Fault Lines
02-05-2008
There has been much talk in the past month about how the Democratic vote has split between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, rather dramatically, along lines of gender and age. Pick a primary or caucus (New Hampshire, for example), and the exit polls will show Clinton drawing significant support from women voters, particularly those over the age of 40, while Obama performs strongly with younger voters (both men and women), especially those under the age of 30.
 
A recent post at Slate further underscores these demographic fault lines. A male student at Georgetown University has written an engaging piece about his telling experience as a volunteer for the Clinton campaign. His personal observations about gender and age put a human face on two of the central dynamics driving the Democratic race.


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