Must You Be Informed to Vote? Professor McDaniel Comments

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BLOOMBERG -- I really enjoyed a conversation about voting sparked by HuffPost’s Ariel Edwards-Levy on Tuesday. According to one HuffPost/YouGov survey, she noted, older voters (those ages 65 and up) believe by a better than two-to-one margin that everyone should vote, while younger voters (those 18 through 29) say, by an equally decisive margin, that only well-informed citizens should vote. Political scientists took note.

And they were not happy with the youngs. Jason McDaniel of San Francisco State University said, “This is why I always try to puncture this particular myth that to be a voter requires being an ‘informed voter.’”