Young people give GOP the 'ax'

Posted: 10/14/2007 by Floyd in

The Democratic trend accelerated in 2006, with young voters giving Democrats 60 percent of their votes in Senate elections and 58 percent in House contests, according to CIRCLE analysis of exit poll data, helping cement the Democrats' takeover of Congress. Just 35 percent of young people identify more with the Republican Party, according to a 2006 survey of 18- to 25-year-olds by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Another 48 percent affiliate themselves more with the Democrats, while the rest say they're independent.

It seems as though the young people are giving the Dem's the edge according to this data, taken from the Houston Chronicle. I got this after reading Texas Blue article Kids Strike Back. He touched on a good point I believe when his assessment was that young people were more aligned with the Democrats than the Republicans. The young people growing up today only see stubbornness and scandal coming from the GOP, this data does not in the least surprise me. If you look around you can see where I'm coming from, the GOP has basically been hijacked by the extreme right.

Texas Blue

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  1. Beth says:

    Let's hope the young keep up the trend, Floyd.

  1. Floyd says:

    Seems like a good trend, the young have become disillusioned with all that has been going on, when I read this it was not at all surprising to me. Thanks for coming by Beth, glad to hear from you.