Survey of Voters Ages 18-29

… While Obama is doing better among young voters than he is among voters nationally (an average of nationwide surveys now give Obama a 1-2 point lead), his advantage over Romney is much smaller than his Election Day performance in 2008, when he defeated John McCain by 33% among voters under 30. These data provide strong evidence that Obama has important work to do to shore up his support among younger voters – this is especially true among white voters under 30, a constituency Obama now loses by 6 points. [cont.]

Garfield Institute, Hiram College