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Millennials are the leftiest generation since FDR

Millennials are the leftiest generation since FDR

There are a lot of interesting nuggets in the Pew breakdown of generational voting patterns above, but the one that’s most striking to me is the sharp division between Nixon-era Boomers and Ford/Carter-era Boomers. The former are more Democratic-leaning than the public average, whereas the younger cohort leaned right, 2006 excepted. But the finding of most significance going forward is that both Millennials and younger Gen X-ers are turning out to be pretty reliable Democrats, the most reliable since the “Greatest Generation” that came of age under FDR. If that sticks, it could have big ramifications going forward.

Via Danny Schlozman and @PoliticalData. Click “Know More” to read Jonathan Chait’s argument that this trend will stick.

Dylan Matthews | December 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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