Youth Vote Critical To Obama’s Reelection: Pew Research Center Report (INFOGRAPHICS)

President Barack Obama can attribute his reelection to capturing the youth vote in four crucial swing states, and to millennials’ staunchly progressive opinions on several major issues, according to a new Pew Research Center report.In Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Virginia, 61 to 66 percent of young adults voted for Obama. In each of those states, Mitt Romney captured voters aged 30 and older by 1 to 5 points. The largest generation gap was in Florida — which has a significant elderly population — where Obama won young people 66-32 percent, compared to 47-52 precent of voters 30 and older.According to a previous analysis by CIRCLE at Tufts University, if Romney had simply been able to split the youth vote 50-50 in those four states, he would have won the presidential election.Read More…
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