Young and College-Educated Voters Played Key Roles in Democratic Wins on Tuesday

November 13, 2018 / Sabrina Balderama

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Cailin Crowe and Audrey Williams June

November 7, 2018

In the wake of midterm elections on Tuesday that generated record levels of early-voter turnout, exit polls and other data have made clear the role that young people, college students, and college-educated adults played in who was elected — and who wasn’t.

Democrats found broad support among younger voters, who favored Democratic House candidates over Republican ones, according to a CNN exit poll. In fact, two out of three voters age 18 to 29 cast ballots for Democrats.

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