Young Voters Will Likely Vote for Republicans in the Midterm Elections

A voter (R) leaves a polling booth after casting her ballot at a polling station set up in a residential building near the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street 02 November 2, 2004. MANDEL NGAN/GETTY IMAGES
A voter (R) leaves a polling booth after casting her ballot at a polling station set up in a residential building near the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street 02 November 2, 2004.
MANDEL NGAN/GETTY IMAGES

Young people who say they’ll definitely cast a ballot on Nov. 4 will likely swing red. Not so fast Democrats. You don’t have young voters in the bag.

A new Harvard University poll reveals that slightly more than half of young Americans (age 18 – 29) who say they’ll definitely be voting in the upcoming midterm elections are planning to vote Red. That’s right—for the Republican.

“The new survey, released Wednesday, found a preference for Republican control among very likely voters, 51 percent to 47 percent,” the New York Times explained.

It’s a slight departure from political convention, seeing as though young people have been leaning left for several years now.

 The institute’s polling director, John Della Volpe, said the findings suggest that the youth vote may now be up for grabs.

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Source: The Root | 

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