Generational Politics: Silents To Millennials A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds wide gaps in how different generations view politics. Older voters are much more conservative. Younger voters lean left and are more likely to support President Obama.
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Generational Politics: Silents To Millennials

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds gaps in how different generations view politics.

Millennials cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at a rally in Roanoke, Va., in 2008. Young voters are poised to play a key role in choosing the next president. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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A woman casts her ballot during early voting in Toledo, Ohio. Members of the silent generation are more likely to vote for Republicans than for Democrats, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center. J.D. Pooley/Getty Images hide caption

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