Young voters have been a critical component of the success that Democrats have had in elections, and yet the November midterms could be viewed as a sign that their enthusiasm may be dropping. This could potentially end up being a problem as the party is heading into the 2020 presidential election.
According to AP VoteCast, around 53 percent of voters under 20 supported Democratic House candidates. This percentage is higher than the 41 percent of voters who opted for the Republican party.
However, this level of support is much slowed down, especially when compared with the 2020 election, when President JOw Biden received 61 percent of the votes while Donald Trump received 36 percent. In the 2018 midterm election, the Democrats similarly managed to win 64 percent of the votes from those between the ages of 18 and 29. The GOP similarly only received only 34 percent in those same elections.
Despite the fact that Biden’s party managed to have a successful midterm election, there are many who are worried about what the results of this declining trend among younger voters could mean. This could also be an early indicator that the Democratic party might not be able to retain the support of Black people, women, college-educated voters, city dwellers and suburbanites which is what allowed them to effectively win the past few elections against Trump.