President Obama’s lost generation

As a pollster who is planning surveys for 2014 candidates, I am compelled to try and develop some sense of the likely electorate — a model of probable turnout.

Who will vote in the midterm elections? It’s tough to say these days. …

Seasoned citizens, our oldest voters, are in the habit of voting, and will turn out regardless of the dysfunction or opportunity that accompanies government and politics.

But at the other end of the age continuum, what about the “new electorate” — the cohort of younger voters that came into the electorate in 2008 and 2012 — how will they perform?

Are they likely to become President Obama’s lost generation of voters that loses interest, or will they stay in the game? CONT.

David Hill (Hill Research Consultants), The Hill

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