Party ID and Age07/31/2014
In a survey based on interviews with 267,321 adults aged 18 to 85 years old, Gallup was able to look at partisan identification in various age groups. In the overall sample, 44 percent called themselves Democrats or said they leaned to the Democratic Party, while 39 percent identified as Republicans. Although party identification varied greatly across all ages, Gallup found that the Democrats had a double-digit advantage at every age point from age 18 to 35. The GOP’s edge among seniors was not as large as the Democrats’ advantage among the young. At no point across the entire age spectrum did the GOP enjoy a double-digit advantage.