I was reading an article on swing voters. The New York times was doing a survey to learn more about them. I found that swing voters are both older and more conservative than the electorate as a whole. It said 40% of them are conservative, 19% are liberal, and 30-something percent are moderate. They also generally prefer moderate than progressive candidates. So, based on this evidence, are liberal voters more solid in their voting patterns?

Here is the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/upshot/swing-voters-2020-election.html

Note: one way I knew they were older was because they are 72% white. Older people in America are more white because the immigration and other factors started relatively recently and diversity is spread unevenly among age groups, favoring the young.

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    What does "solid" mean in this context? – Allure Apr 15 at 12:14
  • Consistent habit – Number File Apr 15 at 12:21
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    You can't presume that respondents are older merely because they are white. First people of all ages emigrate; there's no 'youth' bias there. Second, there are easily three generations of immigrants of most races and nationalities, which would erase any age discrepancies. – Ted Wrigley Apr 15 at 16:06

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