The former U.S. secretary of state had the support of 49 percent of likely voters, ahead of Republican rival Donald Trump’s 28 percent support, a substantially wider lead than Democratic President Barack Obama had over Republican former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at the same point in 2012.
“I think if we just rely on politicians to get out the vote, we’re never going to see mass participation,” Mr. Flaxman said to The Wall Street Journal. “The only way we’ll see that is if we think that’s a civic or civil responsibility that everyone is in charge of in our society.”
In a Tuesday article for The New York Times’ Upshot blog, David Leonhardt suggests that the next generation could grow up conservative — even though today’s young voters are overwhelmingly liberal and diverse, and the GOP is the party of older white voters. Leonhardt argues that ideology is generational. The hippies of the 1960s who fought against Vietnam and supported gender […]