Jun 11, 2018

Wave watch: Millennials, Hispanic voters aren't excited about midterms

Democrats hope one way to take back the House is by appealing to millennials and Latinx voters. Photo: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images

Only 30% of voters under 35 and 43% of Hispanic voters have a high interest in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a recent NBC/WSJ poll.

Why it matters: Democrats could take back the House with the help of these core constituencies, especially with a renewed focus on immigration policy and gun violence. But the numbers are lower than in 2006, the last time Democrats had a wave election.

Be smart, from Cook Political Report's Dave Wasserman: These numbers reflect a trend we've seen in recent elections, where Democrats' "blue wave" is stronger in places (typically suburban areas) with a higher population of women college graduates, but less threatening to Republicans in districts with higher Latino or youth population.

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