There’s a report on a poll today at the New York Times (“New Poll Finds That Young Americans Are Leaning Left” by Adam Nagourney and Megan Thee). The gist of the story is that younger people (ages 17-29) are trending toward more liberal attitudes on certain issues. Or, as they put it in the opening paragraph:

Young Americans are more likely than the general public to favor a government-run universal health care insurance system, an open-door policy on immigration and the legalization of gay marriage, according to a New York Times/CBS News/MTV poll. The poll also found that they are more likely to say the war in Iraq is heading to a successful conclusion.

There’s a series of graphs available here that shows areas on which opinions differ and other areas (including global warming and abortion) on which opinions tend to mirror the older population.