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Update: Young NH Turnout Even Bigger Than We Thought
As more precinct tallies have come in over night, it's now clear young voters in New Hampshire rocked it even more than we knew last night.
Manchester, NH - January 9, 2008
More than 84,230 18-29 year olds voted in New Hampshire yesterday, a 271% increase from 2004 levels, according to a revised estimate from CIRCLE at the University of Maryland.
Young adults' turnout rate jumped sharply by 25 percentage points, from 18% in 2004 to 43% yesterday.
Two interesting charts from CIRCLE's report - answering the question "who did they vote for?" - are below.
CIRCLE also notes, interestingly, that both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama drew strong support from under-30 voters yesterday. Clinton won 15,963 18-29 year old votes, while Obama won 22,906.
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