Does Climate Change Drive Votes? 3 Trends May Tell Us

Mar 2, 2020

 

1. Women are getting more and more involved in politics, especially on the Democratic side, and especially Millennials, according to a new poll by American University’s Women and Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.  The poll found that Millennials favor Democrats by a 2 to 1 margin.  When you are that involved, you vote and you get other people out to vote too.

More women than men vote, with 53% (Check) voting in 2018. “In the 2018 midterms, 59% of women overall voted for a Democratic House candidate — with those rates reaching 73% for Latinas and 92% for black women,” according to an Axios story on the poll.

Forty-two percent (42%) of women said they are also encouraging their friends, family and colleagues to get involved in politics this season too, so there’s a ripple effect that cannot fully be measured except in actual votes.

Read more at Forbes

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