According to a 2003 Gallup poll
, hip-hoppers tend to skew Democratic, country fans skew Republican, and rockers constitute the swing vote. (Not sure where fans of swing music fall). Considering that 4.6 million more voters aged 18-29 turned out in 2004 than in 2000, I suppose this is smart stumping, though I've always wondered about the efficacy of the rock show/political rally. I played a similar event once, and I will say this: it really ups the ante for your stage banter.