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|Brand Democracy/YG Mar 19||CON||LAB||LD||OTH|
|45-54 year olds||32%||38%||17%||13%||55-64 year old||39%||27%||19%||15%|
|All 55 and over||46%||24%||16%||14%|
|All 65 and over||49%||23%||15%||13%|
The over 55s give the blues a 22% lead
I’ve finally tracked down a two-part study, including a new 5,000 sample opinion poll, on how the 17 million voters aged 55 and over could impact on the general election outcome.
This has been commissioned by Age UK – the charity that’s being formed by the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged – as part of an attempt to highlight the political importance of this growing segment of the electorate who are almost twice as likely to vote than 18-24 year olds.
To put it into context the studies show that a massive 8 out of 10 (13.4 million) of over 55s said they would definitely vote in the General Election compared to less than one in two 18-24 year olds (2.5 million).
The party splits are above and the key numbers are the over 55s and the over 65s. These won’t make good reading at Brown Central.
The online poll by Brand Democracy consisted of 3,376 members of the GB population. Fieldwork, which was carried out by YouGov, took place from 15th-19th March 2010. Alongside this, a booster sample of 1,865 over 55s was polled and the data weighted by declared votes in the 2005 General election.