Gen Dems: The Party's Advantage Among Young Voters Widens

Gen Dems: The Party's Advantage Among Young Voters Widens

A new report from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press finds that the Democratic Party's lead in party identification among young voters has more than doubled since the 2004 campaign. Based on surveys conducted between October 2007 and March 2008, the report, Gen Dems: The Party's Advantage Among Young Voters Widens, found that 58 percent of voters under the age of 30 identify or lean Democratic, compared with 33 percent who identify or lean Republican. Indeed, the Democrats' advantage among the young includes both men and women, making their cohort the only one in the electorate in which men are significantly more inclined to self-identify as Democrats than as Republicans.