One of the most popular theories on Obama's success continues to hinge on the perennially undercounted "youth vote" — those aged 18-29.
Every four years we hear how this election will be the one where the youth vote comes out and sweeps Democrats into office, and each election it fails to materialize.
Check out the piece I wrote earlier this year on the Myth of the Young Voter.
Gallup is out with a new study that says despite all the media hype this year about the young voter, there's nothing different about this year than in years past.
among 18- to 29-year-old registered voters, these younger voters are
still less likely than older voters to report being registered to vote,
paying attention to the election, or planning to vote this year."