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.