"Rock the Vote
October 22, 2008 Posted by John at 7:16 PM
"We've heard a lot about young people, especially college students, who are devoted to Barack Obama. A lot of ink has been spilled speculating on how many young people will actually turn out to vote. But if this IBD/TIPP http://www.ibdeditorials.com/Polls.aspx?id=309546869309178 poll is correct, Republicans had better hope the kids turn out in droves:
That's right: voters aged 18-24 are John McCain's best age demographic. That was true of Ronald Reagan, too; young people were his biggest fans. Obama's best cohort is the baby boomers--one more black mark, I guess, against our generation! Cultural stereotypes aside, though, it does seem odd that people in their peak earning years are most likely to support a tax-raiser.