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The millennials aren't coming, they've arrived

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For years, I’ve preached the same sermon to political leaders and consultants: The millennials are coming; ignore them at your peril.

But according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center, it turns out I need to update my message: The millennials have arrived.

The 2018 midterm cycle was a historic election for its midterm turnout: 53%. The last time a midterm election saw turnout that high, millennials didn’t exist yet. Pre-election indicators suggested massive enthusiasm surges and especially pointed to women and young voters.

But Election Day came and went, and while the surge in votes overall was there, the National Election Pool exit polls showed a fairly consistent electoral makeup compared to the 2014 midterm elections, with about 35% of all voters being under the age of 45 in both 2014 and 2018. The story was less about a youth surge than a generalized everyone surge, and speculation about just how........

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