Generations are predictably polarized in Gallup's new poll.
Barack Obama leads by 35% with 18-29 year-old set, while Mitt Romney leads by 12% with the 65+ set.
The good news for Obama is that his lead is bigger. The good news for Romney is that 92% of senior citizens are registered to vote, compared to only 60% of youths.
Fewer than six in 10 [of young people] who are registered say they will definitely vote in November's election.
By way of contrast, Romney's relatively strong support among voters 65 and older is more politically potent; these older voters are well above average in their voter registration percentage, and are most likely of any age group to say they will definitely vote in November's election.
Enthusiasm is going to be the big issue.
In 2008, one hipster's** vote meant many hipsters' votes, thanks to social media and the coolness factor, but now that Obama seems more like the guy who lives in the White House; not the frat house, what'll happen?
[Hat tip: Mike O'Brien]
The table, via Gallup.