How the Youth Vote Failed Democrats

Before we move on to 2016, here is a quick survey of 18- to 29-year-old voters in 2014.

Just waiting for the young people to show up.

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Democrats needed a big turnout from 18- to 29-year-olds in this month's midterm elections. Spoiler alert: It didn't happen. But there were some interesting elements to the failure. So before we move on to 2016, here is a quick survey of 18- to 29-year-old voters in 2014. These tidbits rely on -- notably fallible -- exit polling, so be wary of drawing grand millennial conclusions (not that anyone ever does that).

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