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The Great Democratic Age Gap

posted on February 2, 2016

At The Atlantic, Ronald Brownstein reports that an overwhelming margin of young voters favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in Iowa, revealing a widening age gap in the Democratic Party. Clinton also lost the youth vote to Barack Obama in 2008, but this year, she edged to a narrow victory because a majority of Democratic voters are over 45. Brownstein writes, “The most powerful lesson from the Iowa caucus results is that Democrats are facing not just a generation gap, but a Grand Canyon-sized chasm.”

Read at The Atlantic