According to Apartment List, a third of the voters eligible for this election could be renters who could make up a quarter of the votes - based on historical voting patterns. Wall Street Journal staffer Laura Kusisto takes a look at the renter population, which typically votes in small numbers but could see a shift due to the increase in renters seen across the country.
The past has show that politicians have overlooked renters due to them typically being younger Americans who are notoriously difficult to get to the polls but also because the focus has been on home ownership:
There are good reasons why policy makers have focused on encouraging home ownership. Historically, owning a home has been the best way for middle-class families to build wealth and save for retirement. But affordable-housing advocates argue that has come at the expense of ignoring a growing rental crisis.