Rock the Vote

We’ve heard a lot about young people, especially college students, who are devoted to Barack Obama. A lot of ink has been spilled speculating on how many young people will actually turn out to vote. But if this IBD/TIPP poll is correct, Republicans had better hope the kids turn out in droves:


That’s right: voters aged 18-24 are John McCain’s best age demographic. That was true of Ronald Reagan, too; young people were his biggest fans. Obama’s best cohort is the baby boomers–one more black mark, I guess, against our generation! Cultural stereotypes aside, though, it does seem odd that people in their peak earning years are most likely to support a tax-raiser.

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