When Did You Lock in Your Political Beliefs?

Then-Senator Barack Obama during a campaign event Las Vegas, Nevada in October, 2008

The adage that you get more conservative as you get older doesn't exactly hold up. David Leonhardt, editor of The New York Times's The Upshot, discusses some new data and reporting that show how people develop their political leanings over time. The nature of the presidency during our late teens and twenties is particularly formative -- which means 2016s youngest voters may start to lean right as they get older.