The Myth of the Young Voter
Posted on August 28, 2008 by Chris Hayes in Elections & Voting
As of the 2008 Primary, 18-25 year olds still (despite the intensive voter registration programs on college campuses) comprised 11 percent of registered voters. Broken out by party, 18-25 year olds represented 10 percent of registered Democrats, 10 percent of registered Republicans and 16 percent of registered Unaffiliated.
18-25 year olds overall, 117,930 turned out and voted in the 2008 Primary (including 5,566 that registered and voted at One Stop). But again, as a percentage of the entire electorate, 18-25 year olds represented only 6 percent of the total number of voters. They were 11 percent of the registered voters – and 6 percent of the turnout. As seen above, there is a similar five percentage point drop off between young registrants and young voter turnout.
Estimated: 32.1 million Americans between the age of 18-25
The “white “working class” was 25% of all voters in 2008”
The highest percentage turnout was Age 41-65, with 52% of the vote, and they have the majority of the wealth. Maybe! It is because, some of the "working class" as well as the "middle class," are voting for candidates from "upper class", and wonder why they never get help. "Vote for a qualified candidate from "middle class.