by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2018
A wave of Millennials favoring Democratic candidates is set to be unleashed in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new poll.
The Harvard University Institute of Politics (IOP) poll of voters age 18-29 showed the majority of respondents said they would probably or definitely be voting and 55 percent favored Democrats, compared to 21 percent for Republicans.
The IOP said that “Young Democrats are driving nearly all of the increase in enthusiasm; a majority (51 percent) report that they will ‘definitely’ vote in November, which represents a 9-percentage point increase since November 2017 and is significantly larger than the 36 percent of Republicans who say the same. At this point in the 2014 election cycle, 28 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of Republicans indicated that they would ‘definitely’ be voting. In the Spring of 2010, 35 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of Republicans held a similar interest in voting.”
The poll showed 69 percent of young voters support Democrats controlling Congress.
“Millennials and post-Millennials are on the verge of transforming the culture of politics today and setting the tone for the future,” IOP polling director John Della Volpe said. “This is the highest level of interest in voting we have seen in a midterm cycle since we started the poll.”