Clinton Is The Only Democrat To Lose Youth Vote In Decades
Only 38 percent of people under the age of 30 support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a Pew research survey published Thursday.
In 2008, President Barack Obama earned 66 percent of support among young voters, although his support among that age range fell to 60 percent in 2012. In stark contrast to Obama’s numbers, Republican nominee Donald Trump earns 27 percent of voters under 30, somewhat less than 2008 nominee McCain’s 32 percent and 2012 nominee Romney’s 36 percent.
Obama’s wins during both elections were decided by the youth vote, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Obama’s vast lead with younger voters in 2008 awarded the Democratic nominee Indiana and North Carolina, as well as the swing state of Virginia. – READ MORE