One thing that keeps coming up in contemporary American polling data is how, once race is taken into account, the correlation between age and partisan affiliation is either non-existent or even the inverse of what has tended to be the case over the last several decades. From the enormous–albeit not scientifically collected–GoToQuiz.com survey database, two-way partisan affiliation among non-Hispanic whites by age and by sex:
The gender gap is becoming a chasm.
Whether the inversion of the relationship between age and partisan affiliation benefits Republicans or Democrats more is difficult to tell. Not surprisingly in light of this shift, Democrats have now become the party of big corporate money (or at least the senior partner in the Uniparty), consistently and significantly out-raising Republicans (see 2008, 2012, and 2016) for more than a decade now.
On the other hand, though it’s more difficult to quantify, the creative energy–especially the subversive counterculture energy–is increasingly coming from the right.
Someone like Andrew Yang could reverse this trend–a trend that president Trump retarded after candidate Trump accelerated it–but it’s hard to see the senescent former senator from Delaware doing so.