A new Gallup poll further confirms a rightward leaning trend among people in their late 30s and early 40s known as Gen X. Generation X, who political scientists Ruy Teixeira and John Judis called "a bulwark of the Republican vote," boasts the largest amount of identified Republicans than any other demographic. The percentage of Americans who identify with the GOP dips among people in their early 20s—also known as millenials—and baby boomers in their late 40s and 50s. Democrats shouldn't get overconfident, though: while these two groups have the biggest share of identified Dems, the younger set also lays claim to the most Independents.
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