Long-time listener, first-time voter? You have company that skews in interesting demographic ways. Hear now the wisdom of Ekos, young man or woman! - Macleans.ca

Long-time listener, first-time voter? You have company that skews in interesting demographic ways. Hear now the wisdom of Ekos, young man or woman!

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You had so much fun with the Ekos cross-tabs yesterday that you’ll probably be interested in pollster Frank Graves’s commentary today, which looks at one category of voters who “did not vote” in the last election: Those who weren’t 18 yet and will be voting for the first time. His conclusion: The Green Party does well among  first-time voters (or it will if they actually vote); the NDP does fairly well too; and the Conservatives don’t fare too badly. The Bloc and the Liberals, however, are essentially failing to excite first-time voters.