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Young Voter Statistics: Survey Finds That Gen Y Believes Obama Will Win Reelection

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The 2008 presidential election saw a dramatic increase in voter turnout among young people, who came out in droves, the majority of whom supported then-Senator Barack Obama. Four years later, youth will take to the polls again to cast their ballot for either President Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney -- and they have a whole lot to say about the issues affecting their generation.

In a survey of 2,000 Americans age 20-29 across the country, YouGov and One Young World found that the majority of young voters think that Obama will win reelection. And perhaps more surprisingly, nearly 60 percent of youth surveyed think that going to college may not even be worth it since costs are now so high.

Click through the slideshow below to see how young people responded to 10 key questions about the upcoming election.

Did any of these statistics surprise you? Will you be voting in the election next month? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen.

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