Observers of ‘millennial generation’ expect them to come out for Obama

By Muriel Kane
Friday, May 25, 2012 22:35 EDT
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There are 95 million members of the “millennial generation” in the United States, making them the largest generational cohort in the United States, and those who are eligible to vote next fall can be expected to support President Obama by a margin of two-to-one as they did in 2008.

That is the opinion of two rather older observers of that generation, Morley Winograd, a former senior policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore and director of the national Partnership for Reinventing Government, and former Democratic pollster Michael D. Hais. The two men are the co-authors of Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America.

“In the 2008 election, Millennials provided somewhere between 70 and 80% of President Obama’s winning margin, even though they were only 17% of the electorate” Winograd told Current TV’s Jennifer Granholm.

In 2012, even more Millennials will be old enough to vote, and Winograd and Hais expect them to provide an equally significant factor in the outcome of the election.

This video is from The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, May 25, 2012.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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