The Youth Vote: Kingmakers in the Senate

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I just got this from Rock-the-Vote:

"Young voters increased their turnout over 2002 and favored Democrats by large margins," said Hans Riemer, Rock the Vote's political director. "They played a major role in the Democratic victory."

A sample of exit polling from close Senate races around the country shows that the youth vote was key to the Democratic victory.

US Senate

     

18-29 yrs

Democrat

Virginia 52%

Rhode Island 65%

Pennsylvania 68%

     

Ohio 57%  

   

Missouri 49%  

   

Montana 56%  

   

Republican

Virginia 48%

Rhode Island 35%

Pennsylvania 32%

Ohio 43%

Missouri 48%

Montana 44%