Millennials are positioned to make a big impact in this year’s presidential election—if they turn out to vote.
- Young voters were a key factor in the election of Barack Obama. Obama won 66 percent of the under-30 vote in 2008 and 60 percent in 2012.
- Young voter turnout increased substantially in the last two elections. About half of eligible voters aged 18-29 voted in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, compared to less than 40% of voters that age during the 1990s.
- Young voters have the numbers to make a difference. For the first time, the millennial voting population equals that of baby boomers.
Today’s 20- and 30-somethings are facing unprecedented financial challenges, like unemployment, stagnant wages, and student loan debt. This year’s election is a huge opportunity for young voters to make their voices heard. The presidential candidates are talking (a lot) about finances and the economy, and our next president’s actions will likely have a big impact on everyone’s financial future.
Check out our guide below to the 2016 presidential candidates and their stances on the issues that impact young professionals’ financial health.Read more