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Estimated Turnout Today

Estimated turnout for Virginia primary from Edison/Mitofsky:
Democrat: 930,000, or 16% of voting age population
Republican: 505,000, or 8% of voting age population

In 2004, 396,223 voted in the Virginia Democratic primary, so turnout increased more than 130 percent. Young voters, age 17-29, made up 14 percent of all voters this time; in 2004, they made up 8 percent.

In the February, 2000 GOP primary, 664,093 voted, so Republican turnout was down this time.

By Steve Fehr  |  February 12, 2008; 9:50 PM ET
Categories:  Election 2008/President  
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I've never stood in line for a primary before, but as crowded as it was I would have gladly waited MUCH longer. I think 16% is a pathetic percentage. I haven't missed a chance to vote in 25 years. So I have a right to complain! 86% do NOT.

Posted by: Dennis in Arlington | February 13, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Steve: I would also like to have seen what the 930,000 and 505,000 estimates represented as percentages of Registered Voters.

I would consider those to be more significant.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 14, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Forgive me if I'm wrong, math isn't a strong suit, but am I right in saying that the Youth vote increased from roughly 37,000 (396,223 x 8%)to 130,200 (930,000 x 14%)? That's a pretty big jump.

Posted by: harpmick | February 14, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

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