Aaron Carroll: Young people are less likely to vote than older people, but climate change and abortion are important issues to young people. Carroll: Abortion rights and climate change are among young people’s top priorities; climate change is at play now. He says the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade might be altering the dynamics of the election, energizing Democratic constituencies. Carroll: In 2018, young voters are both more likely to be liberal and support Democratic candidates than older voters, while also showing more sporadic involvement in election. In 2014 and 2018, turnout among voters under age 30 increased by 16 percentage points, more than for any other age group. They still turned out at lower rates than their elders, but their own increased
A CNN poll taken after a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe was leaked found that a whopping 66 percent of voters aged 18 to 34 would be angry (48 percent) or dissatisfied (18 percent) if the precedent were struck down. If the Biden administration uses its power to defend abortion rights, such as Justice Department lawsuits targeting abortion bans and executive actions in defense of those seeking abortions across state lines.