Young Voters: More Of Them And They Favor Dems And Obama

Posted February 12, 2008 at 3:03pm

Read the Pew Research Center analysis

Pew Research Center has done an analysis of young voters, ages 18 to 29, based on Super Tuesday exit polling. Pew says, “a clear majority of registered voters ages 18-29 say they are Democrats or lean to the Democratic Party while about a third identify with the Republican Party.” The analysis says this reflects a continued trend from 2004 when young voters gave Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry his highest level of support and again in 2006 when young voters were the most supportive bloc for Democratic congressional candidates. Youth turnout increased as a percentage of the total vote in early primary states this year.

Barack Obama has won a majority of this vote in every caucus and primary state so far except for California, Arkansas and Massachusetts.