The Demo Memo: Youth Voters Weigh In Due to 1990 Baby Boom
Excerpted from this post at The Demo Memo
In previous posts, before the Iowa caucuses, I predicted that the young Obama supporters wouldn't actually turn out on caucus night. Traditionally, this group of voters disappoints pollsters when it actually comes to showing up to vote. I am pleased to say that I was dead wrong. These young folks are turning out in droves this year, but their candidate of choice, Barack Obama, is only partially responsible for this overwhelming turnout. ... In 1990, the largest group of babies born in the United States since the baby boom made their debut. This year, those young people are coming of age in the most fortuitous way. They are eligible to vote!