The Youth Vote

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In the cover story of the issue of dead-tree TIME that hits newsstands today, our colleague David Von Drehle takes a sharp look at the youth vote. In election and after election, campaigns have talked about getting these elusive voters to the polls, but Barack Obama seems to have found a way to do it–at least in the early contests. David looks at whether this surge is likely to last as the election campaign moves across the map.

Watch Karen discuss TIME’s cover story with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show