Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Fewer Young People Plan To Vote

April 30, 2014 11:00 AM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Fewer Young People Plan To Vote
" BOSTON (CBS) – The idea of college students and other young people not getting out of bed to vote is nothing new.

But a new poll from Harvard’s Institute of Politics shows their lack of involvement getting worse.

It finds people aged 18-to-29 will be very hard to find at the polls in November. Less than a quarter – only 23-percent – say they definitely plan to vote in the mid-term elections.

To be fair, turnout tends to drop during midterms. More people vote in years when there’s a presidential election.

But, this number is down more than 10-percent in just the last five months "

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