Poll: GOP Losing Younger Voters

Voters between the age of 18-29 are turning away from the Republican party.

A new survey from Gallup finds just 35% of young voters either identify themselves as Republican or lean toward the GOP, which is the second-lowest number since 1993. On the other side, 53% of those voters either identify as Democrat or lean to the left politically.

From 1993 to 2003, 47% of 18- to 29-year-olds, on average, identified as Democrats or said they were independents but leaned to the Democratic Party, while 42% were Republicans or Republican leaners. That time span included two years in which young adults tilted Republican, 1994 and 1995, when Republicans won control of Congress. Since 2006, the average gap in favor of the Democratic Party among young adults has been 18 percentage points, 54% to 36%.

Even more alarming for Republicans, the number of non-hispanic white voters who support the GOP is also falling as 43% of that group says they are Republicans while 45% say they are Democratic.