A new CU Boulder study looks at age and politics

August 31, 2022
A new CU study shows that the age of politician doesn't play a role for voters in the voting booth.

Damon Roberts, a political science doctoral student, led a study looking at how the age of politicians affects the voters' views on job performance and how likely they were to vote for them. The study found that the older the politician is, the higher their job disapproval rating would be. However, age did not factor in whether someone would vote for them in the first place. Roberts discusses these findings and possible reasons for the disconnect.