Turnout among young voters in the midterms is expected to match or exceed the record set in 2018, according to new polling from the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School. The poll showed 40 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds say they will “definitely” vote in the Nov. 8 midterms.
“In 2018, America’s youngest voters ran to the polls in record-breaking numbers to confront the challenges facing our democracy,” said IOP interim director Setti Warren. “Our new poll shows that those historic midterm numbers were not a fluke: Gen Z is a formidable voting bloc that demands to be heard. Across geography, race, gender, and background, young Americans view the world from a starkly different lens than older generations. Elected officials should pay attention.”
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