Poll: Few young Americans say they’ll vote in midterm elections

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A poll released today by the Harvard University Institute of Politics indicates we may have one key demographic to blame for low voter turnout in the midterm elections. Take a bow, young Americans.

Of those polled among the 18- to 29-year-old group, only 24 percent said they will “definitely be voting” in November. That’s a sharp decrease from the last time that demographic was surveyed in the fall.

Here’s a look at the numbers:

The Republicans seem to be less apathetic than Democrats. Of those surveyed who voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, 44 percent said they are definintely voting. On the Democratic side, 35 percent of those who voted for Barack Obama said they’ll be voting.

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