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Future of Our Country? Let's Hope So

"It seems very clear that beginning sometime in the &;90s and up through today, young people have been more likely to say they&;re Democrats than Republicans, and more likely to be liberal than to be conservative," said Scott Keeter, director of survey research for the non-partisan Pew Research Center. Keeter said that&;s a reversal from a Reagan-era trend in the &;80s in which young voters skewed Republican.

There&;s a r . Turns out that we had the highest youth-vote turnout in the country, and that this probably had profound effects on the outcome of the 2006 election. Too bad it wasn&;t enough to sway the votes on the referenda - but from the results I&;ve seen (for example, the precincts at Stout, our local UW campus, were heavily anti-referenda) the youth vote probably helped quite a lot even there.

Published

November 18, 2006 - 9:56am

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