Young and old are voting very differently in the U.K. and U.S. That’s a big deal.

Last week’s British election illustrated one of the most remarkable developments in recent elections: the propensity of younger generations not only to vote but also to vote overwhelming for older socialist leaders advocating left-wing economic policies last fashionable during the 1970s.

This cleavage between younger and older voters seems to have replaced social class, which has been a long-standing cleavage in British politics. CONT.

Pippa Norris (Harvard), Monkey Cage