- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Good news for Republicans: A major voting bloc that contributed to electing President Obama might not show up in upcoming elections, a Harvard study found.

Millennials are projected to have its lowest voter turnout since 2000, according to a survey of more than 3,000 young Americans conducted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Less than one in four young Americans said they would vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

IOP surveyed respondents ages 18-29 and found 44 percent of Mitt Romney supporters said they are “definitely likely” to vote in the midterms, compared to only 35 percent of Obama supporters.

The study also found that 52 percent of young Americans consider inequality as a top issue — namely, increasing minimum wage to $10.10 and reducing discrimination based upon gender and race in the work place were of more interest to young Americans.

Pollsters said the results showed millennials’ disconnect with Washington and their distrust of government institutions, which has increased annually over the past five years.



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