Here’s the annual "this election will be decided by the young people" article. I post this here so that in 2011 we can refer back to it.
Counter to the conventional wisdom that the youngest demographic of voters are among the most apathetic, progress has been made among the "millennials," and voter turnout has solidly increased this primary season. More than 5.7 million voters under the age of 30 have participated in the primaries and caucuses held thus far. That’s a 109 percent increase from the last set of presidential primaries, according to Rock the Vote. And these are the primaries, where voter turnout is usually abysmal.
We’ll see if that holds up. Caucuses and primaries are one subject, and they generally allow for a feeling of involvement that seems more critical than the same effort for a general election. You also have to consider that the coverage started for this primary and caucus season earlier than ever before, and is covered better than ever before. Read: The numbers probably aren’t that different for the Republicans.
Still, what would an election season be without the "young people" article? We haven’t been without one in my lifetime.