Younger Voters Are Rejecting Both Parties and Going Independent

From a story on by Stef W. Kight headlined “Younger voters declare independence”:

Younger U.S. voters are rejecting both parties and going independent.

Why it matters: It’s a rebellion against this age of extreme partisanship.

Just one-third of baby boomers said they were independent in Gallup polling before the midterms — compared to 52% for both millennials and Gen Z.

The big picture: As you see above, Americans were evenly between the two major political parties (28% each) — but a plurality (41%) now identifies as independent.

That trend began in 2009, Jeffrey M. Jones writes in a new Gallup report.