12/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Are Youth Voters Tuned In To President Obama?

And anyway, at the end of the day, it's not so clear just how pivotal the youth vote will be in determining who wins Congress this November: while various polls have shown the percentage of millennials likely to vote ranging from 78 percent to 45 percent, the reality is that their highest turnout on record for a midterm election was a much lower 31 percent in 1982. In 2006, only 25.5 percent of them voted -- which was an improvement on the previous two midterm elections.

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