Exit polls on election day indicated that young people came out in droves to vote. They were all fired up about abortion. That should tell us a lot about the future of this country, and, quite frankly, how we are getting there. Many news outlets reported the shocking display of youth power in the midterm elections. A Tufts University survey of exit polls indicated 27% of young people (ages 18-29) turned out to vote in the 2022 midterm election, the second-highest youth turnout for a midterm election in the past 30 years, and just four percentage points behind the record set in 2018. According to National Election Pool surveys, votes cast by this age group comprised 12% of all votes in the election.
These vote totals are just slightly behind the turnout in 2014 and 2018 when Barack Obama was in office and midterm of Donald Trump. Tufts’ Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement reports, “Young people also continued their trend of strongly backing Democrats by wide margins and having an impact on elections around the country. According to the National Election Pool survey conducted by Edison Research, nationally 63% of youth voted for a Democrat, and 35% voted for a Republican candidate to the U.S. House of Representatives. That closely matches 2020 but represents a slight shift from 2018, when 67% of youth voted for a Democrat and 32% for a Republican.”
Youth ages 18-29 are the only age group in which a strong majority supported Democrats. Abortion was far and away the most important issue of these voters, 44%–more than a 10 percentage point lead over all other age groups. It is projected that youth voters decided the elections in key battleground states such as Nevada, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin and Georgia. The balance of the Senate was determined by this age group and Republican Hershel Walker would have won the Georgia Senate seat outright if not for the youth voting for his opponent. These analytics tell us a lot about the past, present and future. Public schools and college campuses are turning out leftist activists.
The normalization of immorality and lack of common sense is having a current impact that will determine the future. Combine this phenomena with young people leaving the church in droves, the opportunities to hold any kind of moral or fiscal accountability are becoming very narrow. Youth programs are not working. The pulpit is weak. Parents need to take control of raising their kids and not leaving it to the public school system, even if one parent must be a stay-at-home. The youth are being gaslit with a Marxist lie. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Right now, it’s cutting the wrong way. Ignoring the analytics on this election and not taking it seriously is, say it with me…Stupidocrisy.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!