It’s always a good thing to see young people take an interest in politics and maybe that speaks of good news for the future of our nation.
Then again, what is on the minds of those in the 18-29 age bracket. We know the GOP doesn’t have an outreach for this type of age group and those that claim to be Republican are in the minority so what is driving these kids to register?
So again, my question is who are they siding within the next election? Is this a Bernie Sanders socialist crowd? Have they been watching Fox News? Are these kids the spawn of the Parkland massacre victims that are against Republicans and the National Rifle Association?
Source: Washington Examiner
A new report provided to Secrets said that in some states, 61 percent of newly registered voters are young.
The political data firm TargetSmart reviewed voter roles in 40 states, and saw an increase of registered voters 18-29 in all but five.
Pennsylvania led the way. Said the report, “Pennsylvania – which has November elections for U.S. senator, governor, and many critical House races – saw youth voter registration surge by over 16 points after February 14, jumping from 45.2 percent to 61.4 percent of new registrants.”
West Virginia saw the biggest drop. Overall the growth was a statistically significant 2.16 percent. Polls show that a majority of younger voters lean Democrat.
“A new generation of political leaders emerged in the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy,” said TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier. “We witnessed their ability to organize as massive crowds took to the streets for the March for Our Lives, and now we’re seeing a quantifiable impact from that organizing. It remains to be seen how many of these younger registrants will cast a ballot in November, but they are poised to have a louder voice than ever in these critical midterm elections.”
Either way, they are looking to make noise in the 2018 midterms and the 2020 general election. Hopefully, Republicans and conservatives can fix their message to show a more positive one with successful outcomes and walk away from the anger and continued tit for tat on social media.
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