Young American voters are increasingly becoming more partisan, USA Today reported on November 4, citing information by Census Bureau, Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engaged.
In 2000, young voters, within the age range of 18 to 29 years old, voted 49 percent Democrat and 49 percent Republican. In the following election, in 2002, the numbers essentially stayed the same, with 49 percent of young Americans voting Democrat and 47 percent voting Republican. But there was a shift in 2008, with young Americans leaning Democrat at 60 percent of the vote. It rose to 60 percent again in the 2012 election, with 37 percent of the younger generation voting Republican. At the widest gap in 2018, 67 percent of young Americans voted Democrat and 32 percent voted Republican.
It could potentially be a good sign for Democrats in the 2020 election, since the turnout for voters in the 18 to 29-year-old doubled in the 2018 midterms.