A Harvard Institute of Politics poll of 18-29 year-old voters (via Political Wire) shows that “less just 27% say they will definitely be voting in November, a drop of nine points from eleven months ago.” The poll also shows that they would prefer that Congress remain controlled by Democrats by 53 percent to 42 percent.
If this is what they want, they need to get out to vote. If young voters stay home, the chances of a GOP controlled Congress is much higher. Promoting apathy has always been part of the Republican strategy. They know that the right wing rhetoric which fires up their base will not appeal to all. They balance this with their dishonest attacks on Democrats, knowing that even if they can’t get some groups of voters to vote for them, they can still win if they can keep more potential Democratic voters from turning out.