April 7, 2009

Youth Movement

66%

Two-thirds of young voters backed Obama.

Barack Obama’s overwhelming support from young voters (age 18-29) was a critical factor in his victory over John McCain, carrying the age group by a 66%-to-32% margin according to exit polls. While young voters were John Kerry’s strongest age bracket four years ago, he drew a much narrower 54%-majority. And although Obama lost white voters to McCain 43% to 55%, younger white voters supported Obama by a 54%-to-44% margin, a 10-point gain from Kerry. Read More