In winning reelection, Barack Obama won 60% of the vote among those younger than 30. That was down somewhat from 2008, when Obama won nearly two-thirds (66%) of the votes of young people. However, Obama’s youth support may have been an even more important factor in his victory this year than it was in 2008.
The divide between young voters and older voters was as stark this year as it was in 2008. While Obama lost ground among voters younger than 30, he still won this age group by 24 points over Mitt Romney (60% to 36%). He also maintained a slimmer advantage among voters 30 to 44 (52% Obama, 45% Romney), while losing ground among those 45 to 64 and those 65 and older. ...Pew Research
In fact, he didn't as well as in the past when it comes to the over-30's.
Among all voters 30 and older, Obama ran behind Mitt Romney (48% for Obama, 50% for Romney). Four years ago, Obama edged John McCain, 50% to 49%, among all 30+ voters.
In Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania, Obama also failed to win a majority of voters 30 and older. Yet he swept all four battleground states, in part because he won majorities of 60% or more among young voters. ...Pew Research
The good news for Democrats is that their base is growing. Democrats are still more popular -- by 3% -- among the over-30's. Their greatest strength lies in the younger groups. You could say that Dems are growing, Reps are dying off. Just to make conservatives more depressed, liberal attitudes are definitely on the upswing. And -- woe to you, conservatives! -- this majority favors an "activist government."
Now, if we could just take back all the money spent on hellfire conservatism, the economy would rebound overnight.