The Real Reason Newt is polling High?Submitted by Blueshift on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 15:07
I came across this article while searching for information about the recent polling numbers.
"A deeper look inside the polling numbers reveal the secret weapon behind Gingrich's meteoric rise — old people love Newt.
According to a PPP analysis of Iowa's Republican caucus-goers, "Gingrich's rise to the top is being fueled by strong support from seniors..." Among voters over 65, Gingrich polls at 37% support, leading Romney's 18% and Ron Paul's 11%."
I am going to propose a hypothesis here. A good chunk of Old people may be more likely to stay at home and not go to Gop meetings etc. I propose that we consider this carefully.
1. Older folks are less likely to be internet savy.
2. They will either get there information from the media or a DIRECT ENCOUNTER with a person.
Given these two factors, I would encourage Ron Paul supporters to target Senior Neighborhoods and Senior Centers. Perhaps we could remind others to talk to their older Family members as well.