Released: February 11, 2008
Young Voters in 2008 Presidential Primaries
by Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research, Pew Research Center and an analyst for NBC News
A great deal of attention on Super Tuesday was focused on young voters, especially in the Democratic contests. Pew polling over the past few years has shown that young voters are trending Democratic and constitute an important constituency for the party. Currently, a clear majority of registered voters ages 18-29 say they are Democrats or lean to the Democratic Party while about a third identify with the Republican Party.