SOURCE: Eons.com

December 19, 2007 09:36 ET

Hillary Clinton Leading Presidential Candidate Among Boomers According to Eons.com Election 2008 Poll; Mike Huckabee Leading Republican Contender

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - Today, Eons.com, the social networking site for adults lovin' life on the flipside of 50, revealed the findings of its Election 2008 Boomer Poll. More than 3,300 adults over the age of 50 participated in the poll held last week that surveyed which candidates boomers would vote for if elections were held today versus six months ago. Hillary Clinton holds a steady lead with 24% of boomers favoring her as the next President. The leading Republican contender is Mike Huckabee with 13%; just six months ago, Huckabee would have been the Presidential favorite among only 3% of respondents. Complete survey results are available at www.eons.com/electionpoll.

"Boomers set the precedent as the most politically active and socially conscious generation in American history. With years of political knowledge behind them, the 80 million people over the age of 50 in the U.S. know what they're talking about, and are making sure their voices are still heard loud and clear -- which is evident from the tremendous response to our poll," said Eons Founder and CEO Jeff Taylor. "Considering that nine out of 10 boomers who are registered voters are likely to vote, this demographic will have a major impact on the 2008 election results. The candidates recognize the importance of this group, which is why they have been using Eons.com as a targeted social media platform to reach them this year."

The Presidential Election: Who is Gaining Ground and Who is Losing It Over Past 6 Months

According to Eons.com Election 2008 Boomer Poll, if the election were held today, boomers would vote for Hillary Clinton (24%) as the nation's next President. Fighting for second place among boomers are Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee, each with 13% of respondents favoring them.

When asked if the election were held six months ago which candidate they would vote for, Clinton led with 27%, while Rudy Giuliani was second with 15% and Obama in third with 10%. Coming in fourth at a virtual dead heat were John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson, each of whom was selected as a Presidential favorite among 7%. Huckabee trailed with 3% just six months ago.

Unveiling Boomer Top Issues

Eons.com also conducted a Political Issues Survey that sampled the opinions of 10,000+ boomers revealing that boomers favor withdrawing troops from Iraq, maintaining a pro-choice stance on abortion, and establishing universal healthcare, but are split on issues like immigration. Complete survey results are available at www.eons.com/politicalsurvey.

Methodology

The Eons Election 2008 Poll surveyed 3,300+ boomers in the U.S. from December 11-13, 2007, each of whom was given the opportunity to participate one time. For complete poll results, visit www.eons.com/electionpoll. The Eons Political Issues Survey sampled the opinions of 10,000+ Eons respondents in the U.S. during the Fall of 2007. For the complete poll results, visit www.eons.com/politicalsurvey.

About Eons™

Eons, Inc. is a social networking site empowering a new generation of spirited boomers through interactive content, tools and community. Founded by Jeff Taylor, creator of Monster.com, Eons has attracted a team of renowned advisors and partners and is backed by General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures and Intel Capital, as well as Humana, Inc. It is supported by corporate founding partners Harrah's Entertainment, Humana, Inc., CVS/pharmacy, Liberty Mutual Group, Fidelity and Verizon Wireless. Eons is headquartered in Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston. For more information, visit www.Eons.com.

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