Politics and Millennials: Will They Vote?

Come Election Day 2016, the country will elect a new president after an endless round of campaigning and debates. How will our adult children influence the selection of the new POTUS?

A quick bit of political history: Millennials were a key factor in the election of Barack Obama. In 2008, Obama won 66 percent of the youth vote and in 2012, 60 percent of those younger than 30. The millennials were critical in helping him win the electoral vote in the battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Although Obama lost a majority of voters 30 and older in those states, he carried the deciding electoral vote there because of his significant win with younger voters.

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