SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The latest numbers from a new analysis by Clean & Prosperous America (CaPA) finds that voting by young voters (18-29) is running 133.2%  higher than at this point in 2016 with Arizona’s young voters tracking at 71.5% higher.  

“Given historical trends as well as current polling, we anticipate that young voter turnout could very well surpass that of 2008,” said Bill McClain, Research and Marketing Director, Clean & Prosperous America. “It continues to be a major development in the 2020 election.” 

“The share of young people voting in the early vote this year is up from 2016, significantly so.  It suggests that young people are going to end up voting in very large numbers and make a real difference in the election this year,” added Simon Rosenberg, an advisor to Clean & Prosperous America.

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18-29 EARLY VOTE
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18-29 EARLY VOTES


2016

2020

% Increase

% Increase

NATIONAL

9.0%

11.0%

22.2%

133.2%

ARIZONA

8.9%

11.1%

24.7%

71.5%

Note: this data is current as of 3:30pm PT. The most current numbers, updated approximately every 12 hours, can be found on CaPA’s website at https://cleanprosperousamerica.org/young-voter-turnout/ 

For those writing on the youth vote, CaPA recommends these polls from Tisch / CIRCLE and Harvard / IOP as background, and also these recent stories about the youth vote in the Washington Post, US News and Politico.  For more on Young Voter Research, click hereReporters interested in learning more or arranging interviews may text/call Lee Keller at 206.799.3805 or [email protected].

About Clean & Prosperous America 
Clean & Prosperous America (CaPA) is a Washington based nonprofit empowering young voters to build a healthier economy while advancing environmental policies at the federal level. CaPA recognizes that healing our country requires a multi-faceted approach, which is why we are promoting solutions that increase economic activity while reducing environmental degradation. By encouraging youth demographics to vote, and support environmental candidates, we know we can move together towards a cleaner and healthier economy.

To learn more about CaPA, visit www.cleanprosperousamerica.org 

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