With the impressive numbers
of young people in the past weekend's #MarchForOurLives and the mobilization due to the Parkland shooting, much has been made about whether this is an awakening, like the #MeToo movement, of young people and how they will respond, especially if they register to vote when they turn 18 years old and then actually show up to cast ballots in November.
Much of the research about youth turnout at the ballot box notes that rates of voting among younger votes has been significantly lower
than older voters. But with the apparent energy and potential mobilization effect, young voters could see a higher turnout rate this November, due to the apparent energy and potential mobilization effect, along with a significant disapproval
of the president (and mid-term elections tend to be referendums on the president and his party).