Ruby Belle Booth, CIRCLE's elections coordinator, said this year's election represents "a continuation of high civic engagement" among young people in recent years.
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“We think this is emblematic of the different ways that young people are leveraging their political power and civic engagement in recent years,” said CIRCLE's Alberto Medina
Data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University suggest 27 percent of young voters turned out.
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“I think it’s very clear that young people are more than a constituency for the Democratic Party,” said CIRCLE deputy director Abby Kiesa. "They are the base of the Democratic Party."
An initial look at youth voting patterns shared by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts (CIRCLE) shows that young Americans ages 18-29 overwhelmingly backed Democrats.
More young voters under 25 registered to vote this midterm election than in 2018, according to CIRCLE Research at Tufts University.
Abortion and the economy are top of young voters’ minds right now, says Ruby Belle Booth, the election coordinator for CIRCLE.
According to a CIRCLE analysis from September, even solidly blue states are failing to reach the youngest potential voters, ages 18–19. Yet, there are a few key states with significant increases, however, such as Michigan, Nevada, Kansas
CIRCLE Deputy Director Abby Kiesa was quoted on the need to dispel a myth that all young people are liberal.