The Democrats’ long-standing advantage among younger voters seems to be waning, according to recent polls and the results of the June 5 Wisconsin election.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker won a majority of votes cast by people younger than 25, and halved the Democrat’s 10-point advantage among voters younger than 30, according to rough exit polls.
The under-30 voters comprised 16 percent of the Wisconsin turnout.
The latest evidence of possible conservative progress comes from a new survey of 805 voters younger than 25, which was funded by Students for Life of America, a pro-life group.
The survey showed that conservatives can win a much larger share of the youth vote, even though President Barack Obama still has a strong lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney — 53 percent to 25 percent.
That’s down from Obama’s 66 percent support in 2008.
Few of these would-be voters now are paying attention to the race, but 49 percent think Obama is doing a “fair” or poor” job, according to the poll, which was conducted by the polling company inc./WomanTrend.
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