Young Voters Overwhelmingly Favored Obama, Swinging Some Battleground States

In his presidential acceptance speech last week, Barack Obama gave a nod to his youngest and most loyal supporters, who, he said, had "rejected the myth of their generation's apathy."

Indeed, voters ages 18 to 29 turned out more than they had since 1972, the first presidential election after the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18. And they supported Mr. Obama by an unprecedented margin, casting their ballots 2 to 1 for him over John McCain, according to national exit