Where Bernie Is Beating Hillary: Young Voters

February 9, 2016

If Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire on Tuesday, as recent polls predict, he will likely have millennials as one key group to thank. According to one recent poll, 87% of likely primary voters ages 18 to 29 are planning to vote for Sanders. This would track what happened in Iowa where 84% of Hawkeye caucus-goers aged 17 to 29 told entrance pollsters they planned to caucus for the Vermont Senator.

The Democratic Party’s age gap in this election is much wider than voter differences in gender, race or education. So what does it mean that so many young voters are “feeling the Bern” in 2016?