Younger U.S. Voters Rebel Against Partisanship

Young U.S. voters reject both political parties
WASHINGTON DC, Democratic Mule and Republican Elephant statues symbolize American 2-part Political system in front of Willard Hotel. (Photo by: Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Leading up to the midterms, 52 percent of millennial and Gen Z voters identified as independent.
  • Millennials and Gen Z compose 40 percent of the electorate.
  • Overall, Americans are evenly divided between the two major political parties — with Republicans earning 28 percent support and Democrats earning 28 percent support.
  • However, a 41 percent plurality identifies as independent.

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