Rock the Senate (Youth Vote Swings Key Races)

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Over at Rolling Stone, former MoJoer Tim Dickinson reports:

A sample of exit polling from close Senate races around the country shows that the youth vote was key to the Democratic victory. “Young voters increased their turnout over 2002 and favored Democrats by large margins,” said Hans Riemer, Rock the Vote’s political director. “They played a major role in the Democratic victory.”

Among voters 18-29 years old, here’s how they cast their votes in the key Senate races. The first column is for Democratic candidates, the second for Republican.

Virginia 52% 48%
Rhode Island 65% 35%
Pennsylvania 68% 32%
Ohio 57% 43%
Missouri 49% 48%
Montana 56% 44%

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