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Young People Becoming Increasingly More Liberal

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2007 6:45 am by HL

Poll Shows Liberal Ideas Gaining With Young People

NY Times
Young Americans are more likely than the general public to favor a government-run universal health care insurance system, an open-door policy on immigration and the legalization of gay marriage, according to a New York Times/CBS News/MTV poll. The poll also found that they are more likely to say the war in Iraq is heading to a successful conclusion.

In a snapshot of a group whose energy and idealism have always been as alluring to politicians as its scattered focus and shifting interests have been frustrating, the poll found that substantially more Americans between the ages of 17 and 29 than four years ago are paying attention to the presidential race. But they appeared to be really familiar with only two of the candidates, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, both Democrats.

They have continued a long-term drift away from the Republican Party, and although they are just as worried as the general population about the outlook for the country and think their generation is likely to be worse off than that of their parents, they retain a belief that their votes can make a difference, the poll found.

4 Responses to “Young People Becoming Increasingly More Liberal”

  1. Paul Says:


    Growing up under the chimp’s admin has a lot to do with this…

  2. LA Says:

    Excellent analysis!

  3. HL conspiracy Says:

    It is to bad they don’t realize both parties have been raping the country for decades.


  4. ghost walker Says:

    young people are becoming more liberal because they don’t know how to work and want the government to pay thier way. but the good thing is they suport abortions,anb more they have, the more they wipe themselfs out. this may be the perfect use for abortions