Parents as a Voting Bloc

GUESTS: NANCY RANKIN Director of Research and Programs at the National Parenting Association DARCY OLSEN Director of Education and Child Policy at the CATO Institute In recent election years, certain groups seem to rise up out of nowhere and capture the imagination and attention of politicians and pundits. A survey released last month claims politicians have been ignoring a large group that cuts a broad swath across the population: 63 million parents. According to a study by the National Parenting Association, issues important to parents - education, crime, balancing work and family - cut across racial, gender and class lines. But some wonder how such a diverse group as "parents" could ever unite as a powerful special interest group. Join Juan Williams and guests for a discussion of parents as a voting bloc and whether they could influence the outcome of the presidential race.

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