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Harvard Poll of Youth Vote Shows Democratic Energy for Midterms

  • Four in 10 of those age 18 to 29 say they’ll ‘definitely vote’
  • Survey finds strong disapproval of Trump and fear of future
Residents Cast Ballots As Early Midterm Voting Begins In Texas
Photographer: Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg

Many more young Americans -- a cohort that disapproves of President Donald Trump by a wide margin -- say they’ll definitely vote in the Nov. 6 midterm elections than have before the last two congressional midterms, a new survey shows.

If the young voters follow through with their intentions, they’re likely to turn out at the highest level in decades, according to the poll released Monday by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.