A national poll released by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School this week indicates 18-to-29-year-olds are on track to match 2018’s record-breaking youth turnout in a midterm election this November.
Although the majority prefer Democratic control 55 to 34 per cent, there was a sharp increase in youth believing that “political involvement rarely has tangible results” (36 per cent), their vote “doesn’t make a difference” (42 per cent) and agreement that “politics today are no longer able to meet the challenges our country is facing” (56 per cent). This later statistic is a significant rise from 45 per cent in 2018.
Weakening feelings of political efficacy among American youths
Per cent of Americans aged 18-29 who agreed that “Politics today are nolonger able to meet the challenges our country is facing”
Source: Harvard Youth Poll 43rd Edition, Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School