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Poll: Record Millennial Voter Turnout Unlikely

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By    |   Wednesday, 31 October 2018 08:36 AM

Younger voters are expected to play a key role in next week's midterm elections, but a quarter of millennials say they're not sure if they're going to vote and 19 percent say they either probably or definitely will not vote, a new NBC/GenForward survey released Wednesday shows.

NBC News reports that the survey found that 31 percent of millennials said they do plan to vote. However, according to the survey, they don't feel that Congress represents them:

  • Millennials over all, 63 percent don't think Congress represents their interests well.

  • 35 percent overall feel Congress represents them.

  • Among likely millennial voters: 66 percent say Congress doesn't represent them.

  • 34 percent feel Congress represents them.

Millennials surveyed also said, by 31 percent, that the candidate quality that matters most for them is the ability to bring about change, and by 32 percent said someone who shares their values what matters most.

The survey also showed that millennials also overall don't have a great deal of interest in following news about the upcoming midterms:

  • 39 percent have a great deal or quite a bit of interest.

  • 31 percent, some interest.

  • 15 percent, very little interest.

  • 12 percent, no interest.

In addition, 59 percent said they aren't familiar with the candidates running in their congressional districts.

The survey was conducted among 1,881 adults ages 18-34 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.76 percentage points.

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