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    bontemps2012, kyril

    Thanks for this.  

    I think the white voter data jibes with existing literature on the tendency of early presidential votes to predict lifelong party voting behavior, as dopper0189 noted above.  The drop-off in Democratic support among white millennials, which explains almost all of the general millennial dip, is likely largely explained by the disproportionate effect the Great Recession has had on this group.  Although their level of Democratic support remains above other white age cohorts, it's hard not to see this as a lost opportunity to improve the party's long term performance.  

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