Why The GOP Presidential Field Looks (Relatively) Young
In the past two elections, Democrats have had the younger presidential candidate, but this time around, the Republican field is trending younger.By Sebastian Martinez | August 9, 2015
Age isn't everything, but as the 2016 presidential election draws closer, the Republican field is looking younger than the Democrats. (Video via Fox News)
The average age of the 17 Republican candidates sits right around 57. For the three major Democrats, it's 64. If Joe Biden joins, it rises to 66.
All of this carries the major caveat that a candidate's age doesn't necessarily affect how attractive they are to younger voters, but it's an interesting turnaround from the past two elections, where a (relatively) young Democrat has taken on an older Republican.