John Della Volpe is director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, where he leads the Harvard Public Opinion study of young Americans; he is also founder and CEO of SocialSphere, a public opinion company in MA.
10 interesting facts about pop star Taylor Swift. Is it possible that she can do for Democrats what so many of her peers failed to do in 2016? "So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count".
WATCH above as we ask should celebrities endorse politicians? She could, and here's why. Blackburn received more than 72 percent of the vote, The New York Times reported. In most years, more young Americans will volunteer than vote.
Taylor Swift making a rare political statement has apparently inspired a big surge in voter registrations - and luckily Vote.org was ready for it.
"We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post", she said.
But the spike since Swift's Instagram post is unprecedented, Sinel indicated.
Swift and Bredesen have also worked together in the past: Earlier this year, Bredesen posted an old group photo featuring the two and wrote, "In honor of #NationalPoliceWeek, here's a #TBT from when [Taylor Swift] & I joined the TN Assoc. of Police to launch 'Delete Online Predators, ' an education campaign to combat Internet crimes against children".
But in a lengthy Instagram post, she passionately spoke about how this was not the case.
Swift's reach is massive, she has nearly 30 million more Twitter followers than President Donald Trump and has acquired a loyal fan base since her first album released 12 year ago.
On Sunday, Swift bashed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn. She voted against equal pay for women.
"She voted against the reauthorisation of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape". She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. "But people would still rather believe that she is the one who is pushing Trump's agenda". She bashed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn. Of course, context and timing matter greatly. "Taylor's post has helped bring out young voters". She also advised fans to vote for incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper.
Republicans and Democrats have speculated the ongoing debate surrounding the Senate confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh - even after he was confirmed last Saturday - will energize voters in their respective parties.
Kamari Guthrie, the director of communications for voter registration website Vote.org, told BuzzFeed News the Look What You've Made Me Do hitmaker's announcement had prompted tens of thousands to register to vote in November's elections.