The X-Factor

Patrick Ruffini gauges the impact of the youth vote:

Had the Democratic 18-29 vote stayed the same as 2004’s already impressive percentage, Obama would have won by about 2 points, and would not have won 73 electoral votes from Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, or Indiana. So, to clarify here: Obama’s youth margin = 73 electoral votes.

Which could create a Democratic majority for the next generation.

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