The Straits Times
Published on Oct 05, 2012

Romney’s supporters: still older white men

This article first appeared in The Straits Times on June 22, 2012.


JANESVILLE (Wisconsin) – In the last six months, the political fortunes of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney have visibly improved.

His once-stubborn rivals have been methodically eliminated, reluctant conservatives are finally warming to him, and the economic winds are helping to propel him up the opinion polls.

The one thing that has not changed significantly, however, is the demographic profile of the voters who turn up for his rallies – a predominantly white, male, and older crowd that forms the traditional base of the Republican Party.

No doubt, those who show up are far more enthusiastic now than they were a few months ago.