The 2018 US midterm elections revealed an unprecedented age gap between Democratic and Republican voters. Among voters under the age of 30, over two-thirds favored Democratic congressional candidates. Simple math of generational turnover suggests that Democrats could come to dominate American politics within the next decades – if they play their cards right. In an essay for The Atlantic, two researchers from different generations and opposing sides of the political spectrum explain the possible political implications of America’s party-realignment.
About the Authors
Niall Ferguson is Co-director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Applied History Project. Eyck Freymann is a research analyst at Greenmantle.