Monday, August 24, 2020

The Kids Are Alright?

An Interesting poll from College Pulse/Knight Foundation on the political views of college students at four year institutions has just been released Among other things, Biden is ahead of Trump by a gaudy 70-18. The findings seem trustworthy based on the methodology and the personnel involved; this isn't some ersatz advocacy or special interest poll.

Of course, college students are hardly all there is to the youth vote but these findings are a good sign. Combined with recent polling data that show Biden's overall youth support firming up (see the link to the Harry Enten piece), I am not too worried any more about Biden's ability to carry the youth vote by a wide margin. Of course, how many of these college students and youth overall actually wind up casting ballots is another matter.

College students demonstrated some of the most dramatic surges in voter turnout for the 2018 midterm election of any voter…

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