A recent survey from Pew Research Center found that voters between age 50 and 64 are more likely to favor Republicans in the mid-term election. When asked which candidate in their districts they were likely to support, 52 percent of boomers said they would support the Republican candidate. Forty-one percent said they would support the Democrat.
Those percentages are identical to voters 65 and older who say they are more likely to support the Republican candidate than the Democrat. Those between 30 and 49 are more evenly split; 45 percent say they would support the Republican, while 43 percent say they would support the Democrat.
When it comes to how engaged voters are in the election, boomers surpass all other age groups. Eighty percent say they are absolutely certain to vote, and 68 percent say they are closely following campaign news. Nearly two-thirds of the 30-49-year-old age group and 78 percent of seniors say they’ll definitely vote. Just half of voters between 18 and 29 say they will definitely vote, and only 32 are closely following the campaign.