Young Americans are skewing left, with fewer identifying themselves as Republicans and more siding with Democrats on hot-button issues, according to a New York Times/CBS/MTV poll. Those surveyed, aged 17 to 29, are more likely than the general public to favor universal health care, gay marriage and open-door immigration.
Just 25% call themselves Republicans (down from 37% at the GOP height in 1989) while 54% intend to vote for a Democrat in 2008, though most are familiar with just two candidates, Obama and Clinton. More are paying attention to the election than at this point in 2004 (58% compared to 35%). Seventy percent say America is on the wrong track. (Read more youth stories.)