Fear Factor? Seniors Go GOP

There’s much analysis out there on why the GOP took so many seats in the House and a few in the Senate. Over at POLITIO,   reporter Byron Tau comments on the “senior factor” in some these races.

In an election marked by dramatic defections from the Democratic Party, older voters swung hardest, seemingly threatened by President Barack Obama’s mantra of change.

Voters over 65 favored Republicans last week by a 21-point margin after flirting with Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections and favoring John McCain by a relatively narrow 8-point margin in 2008.

He reports on a race close to home – just over the border:

In New Hampshire, for instance, seniors backed GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte over her Democratic challenger by 33 points.

Check out his article here. What do you think?