We could be in for the most seismic shift in the youth vote since Ronald Reagan was succeeded by George H. W. Bush and young people peeled away from the GOP. “Although they came out to elect President Obama in 2008, it looks like young Democrats might stay home for November’s midterm elections,” Heather Hunt reported in The Washington Examiner on March 12, 2010.
“There’s a movement that appears to have occurred among young people between 2008 and today,” Bill Purcell, director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics observes. “The political process, in their thinking, has not delivered for them.” And wait until they graduate and look for jobs.
“A new study of 18- to 29-year-olds by Purcell’s team shows that only 35 percent of young Democrats plan to vote in this year’s midterm elections, as compared to 41 percent of their Republican counterparts,” Hunt reports
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.