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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Young Voters Are "True Blue"

According to the liberal blog Daily Kos, the youth vote (ages 18-29) in the general election skewed far more Democratic than the general electorate:

Notice how "blue" supposedly solid "red" states like Mississippi, North Carolina and Arkansas become when the vote count is adjusted for age. However, most of the South and Midwest remain strongly Republican.

Assuming this is accurate (the data is, after all, based on exit polls), it will be interesting to see if this trend holds steady, or if today's young voters will skew conservative as they grow older. If they continue to vote liberal -- assuming they keep voting -- the Dems will have something to smile about in 2008 and beyond...