New Poll Finds That Young Americans Are Leaning Left – New York Times

The _Times_ reports that younger Americans are more likely to support universal health care, gay marriage, and the Democratic party. “But when it came to the war, young Americans were more optimistic about the outcome than was the population as whole. Fifty-one percent said the United States was very or somewhat likely to succeed in Iraq, compared with 45 percent among all adults. Contrary to conventional wisdom, younger Americans have historically been more likely than the population as a whole to be supportive of what a president is doing in a time of war, as they were in Korea and Vietnam, polls have shown.”