Rock the Vote to Reveal Post-Super Tuesday Poll on Young Voter Attitudes and Trends

On the heels of the unprecedented turnout of more than three million young adults casting their ballots on Super Tuesday alone, Rock the Vote in conjunction with the bi-partisan polling team of Ed Goeas of the Tarrance Group and Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners conducted the first youth poll post-Super Tuesday; delving deeper into the current attitudes and trends among 18-29 year old voters.

Young people are taking this election by storm, leading a movement of change and doubling, tripling and quadrupling their turnout in early primaries and caucuses across the nation. Survey findings reveal young voters are passionate and more energized than ever to take charge in shaping our country’s future. In addition, results will provide insights into the minds of young people in this election including their opinions on the direction of the US economy, top issues of concern, and political party and Presidential candidate preference.

Also, research will be presented from a series of 10 focus groups with adults between the ages of 18 and 29 that were held in October 2007 by Lake Research Partners, The Tarrance Group and Rock the Vote. Nearly 100 young people from diverse backgrounds discussed a range of topics from attitudes towards decision makers and candidates to the war in Iraq.

WHO: Heather Smith, Executive Director, Rock the Vote
Ed Goeas, President & CEO of the Tarrance Group
Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners

WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2008
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET
Coffee and light refreshments will be served, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club – First Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20045

For more information, please contact:
Chrissy Faessen, 202-719-9941 or


Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. And we give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process. Rock the Vote is creative, effective, and controlled by nobody’s agenda but our own – we tell it like it is and pride ourselves on being a trusted source for information on politics. We empower the 45 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done.