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Young Hampshire

College-student debt in New Hampshire is the worst in the nation–the average debt for a 2010 grad was more than $31,000. Adam Sylvain reports on how this may influence young voters tomorrow in New Hampshire, at The College Fix:

“Historically, young voters in New Hampshire turn out to vote at a rate that is on par with older voters in the state, which puts their engagement in elections above the national average for youth in every general election since 1998,” said Peter Levine, director of CIRCLE.  “In the 2008 primary, New Hampshire young people turned out at a rate double that of 2004 and undoubtedly played a significant role in John McCain’s eight-point win over Mitt Romney in the Republican primary that year.”

If the high turnout trend continues, young voters will once again play a major role in determining which candidate will win the Jan. 10 primary.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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