Category: politics

The Idaho Republican Party had better hope that young adults in the state grow more conservative and pick the GOP to belong to as they age, otherwise, there could be a political reckoning coming, a recent Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows.

A review of the voter demographics in a Dan Jones & Associates poll for the online weekly political newsletter finds some real political differences between those who are 18 to 29 years old and their parents, those 50-59 years old.

Among some of the variations:

Those numbers are in stark contrast to the political leanings of their parents, or those who are 50-59 years old:

It may be true as young adults grow older they become more conservative.

But as they stand now, among those 18-29, 48 percent say they don’t belong to either of the major parties, while 49 percent said they are either a Republican or a Democrat.

Jones also finds:

Their parents are more conservative:

Jones polled 619 adults from Nov. 8-15. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.94 percent.