Why do political voters lean Conservative as they age?
19 Feb 2024
Why do political voters lean Conservative as they age?

Ahead of the 2024 US Presidential Election, there’s an increasing tendency for older voters to lean towards the right. While there are also exceptions to the rule when it comes to Biden versus Trump and the social and economic landscape of the US today, what’s driving this Conservative shift?

Patrick Toomey

Patrick Toomey is a partner at BSG (as well as its independent division Breakthrough Campaigns), where he leads polling for progressive candidates and causes as well as Fortune 100 companies. Since cutting his teeth as part of the BSG team polling for the Obama White House, he has helped develop winning strategies for the DNC, DCCC, and Future Forward, as well as multiple winning ballot campaigns to expand Medicaid, raise state minimum wages, and defend the democratic process across deep red states.

Andrew Rudalevige

Professor Andrew Rudalevige is the Thomas Brackett Reed professor of government at Bowdoin College and former chair of the American Political-Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section; he is currently a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He also contributes to The Washington Post, writing on US politics.

Amelia Abraham

Over eight combined years as an editor at VICE, Refinery29 and Dazed, Amelia Abraham commissioned stories, managed teams, shaped branded campaigns and grew audiences. Abraham now works mainly as a freelance copywriter and brand consultant. Recent clients include Nike, Hinge, Royal Mail, Dr Martens, Lyst, and Matches Fashion. Having published two books on queer culture, Queer Intentions (Picador, 2019) and We Can Do Better Than This (Vintage, 2021), Abraham has talked about LGBTQ+ culture everywhere from Sky News to BBC Radio 4 to the Southbank Centre, and regularly delivers LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion talks for brands.