Poll Shows Young Voters Switching Allegiance From Democrats to GOP

Democrats have depended on the youth vote in past elections, and Republicans this year have made it a strategy to close the gap with millennials.

In a sign that Republican efforts to target the youth vote is paying off, a new poll finds a majority of young Americans who intend to vote next week prefer a Republican-controlled Congress.

A survey released yesterday by Harvard Institute of Politics shows that of those age 18 to 29 who say they “definitely” will vote in the midterm elections Tuesday, 51 percent want Congress in GOP hands, compared to 47 percent who would rather have Democrats in charge.

Among all young people surveyed — whether they planned to vote or not — Democrats still held an edge, 50 percent to 43 percent.


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