July 16, 2018

How the young could decide elections from now on

Not often discussed, but one of the biggest political divisions in our country is age. The voting age population under 50 years old is 55% of the nation's total. While that may seem slim, the division on issues is much greater, meaning that the young have far more potential influence than is generally realized. For example a recent Politico poll in Arizona found voters under 50 were 22% less likely to approve of Trump and 14% less likely to vote for a GOP candidate for the House. They are also 9% more likely to accept refugees.

The problem is that the young are less likely to vote, as this Election Project chart shows.
Thus a major goal for coming elections is to find ways to get more of the young to vote. 

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