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Got First-Time Voters Figured Out? Think again.

08/29/2012 02:13 pm 14:13:01 | Updated Jan 23, 2014

By: Teresa Chin

In 2008, an estimated two-thirds of first-time voters supported Barack Obama, causing some analysts to peg 18 to 21-year-olds as a politically liberal voting bloc. But today, national polling data shows first-time voters are more ideologically diverse, both within parties and as a whole. Using data from CIRCLE, the Harvard Instittue of Politics and voting experts, Youth Radio illustrates how this new generation is shaping the face of politics.

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Illustration and graphic design by Teresa Chin. Reporting by Robyn Gee and Maya Cueva.

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

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