Election Day is now exactly three weeks away.
Current polling in swing states shows a slight lead
for Hillary Clinton.
but Donald Trump within striking distance.
Experts say one particular group.
could make a big difference in the election.
News eight's Eric Jacobson joins us now to explain.
There are nearly 70 million eligible voters in the
millennial block this year.
That's according to the Pew Research Center.
About 46 percent of that population voted for president
Depending on where that number falls in 20-16.
and who they vote for.
it could mean the difference come November 8th.
I just know it's a great opportunity that myself as
an American has.
Students at UW-La Crosse say despite the recent talk
from the presidential campaigns.
they are still committed to voting on November 8th.
Sometimes it feels like it's hindering my decision
to vote, but I always know it's important to vote.
I know plenty of people who are planning on not even
Experts say the millennial voting block.
particularly those on college campuses.
will play a huge role in the election.
It's significant enough that it could tip elections.
But experts expect a change in the tournout from year's
I think it's very easy to predict lower than under
both Obama elections.
Third-party candidates Jill Stein and Gary Johnson
aren't moving the needle for millenials.
I think a lot of millennials are looking at them -
the libertarian party or the green party, but they
aren't finding what they are looking for.
In recent years.
the millennial vote has favored Democrats.
That's why experts say if the turnout is lower.
it could be bad news for Hillary Clinton.
If they stay home, she's the loser, and therefore
their vote is essentially is a vote for Donald Trump.
Whether they are voting one way.
or the other.
these students say every vote is essential.
They say if you don't vote, you are voting the person
you don't like.
So if you don't vote, you're basically voting for
the both of them.
I am a resident assistant here on campus, so some
residents have asked me about the election, because
this could be their first opportunity to vote, and
I told them, vote for what you think is right, don't
for other people who are telling you.
Really consider what's happening.
Heim says the biggest concern for millennial voters
has to do with college tution and social issues.
That's why Bernie Sanders' free college tutition plan
made him so popular with younger voters.
Do experts think the millenial voting population will
continue this trend in future elections?
Research shows that over the course of their lifetime.
younger voters become more regular voters as they
Meaning they will show up to the polls every election.