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Old 08-15-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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This is hardly a surprise.

A lot of the 18-24 year old voters from 2008, that swooned and cheered and cried in overwrought ecstasy over the former "Hope and Change" candidate back then, are starting to realize that they are still living in their parents' homes four years later, unable to get any kind of start in the miserable and uncertain economy that has gotten no better in nearly four years of Obama's presidency.

And more and more of them are starting to feel that, with the election of more and more stop-the-wild-spending TEA Party candidates, the Republican party might finally be changing its old Bush-era ways, and finally be the one to back, to straighten things out.

More and more, people who backed Obama in 2008, are turning away from him in 2012.

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Poll: Is the youth vote slowly turning to Romney? « Hot Air

Poll: Is the youth vote slowly turning to Romney?
posted at 1:21 pm on August 15, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Yesterday, I wondered whether the almost 17 percent youth unemployment rate would do anything to check the type of overwhelming support President Obama received from young people in 2008. Apparently, there’s ‘hope’ for us young people yet — Obama received a whopping 66 percent of the youth vote the first time around, and while he still has the lead over Romney, that level of support is slipping pretty drastically. From the Wash Examiner:

Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What’s more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds.

“This is the first time I am seeing Romney’s numbers this high among 18-29 year olds,” said Zogby. “This could be trouble for Obama who needs every young voter he can get.” …

In his latest poll, Obama receives just 49 percent of the youth vote when pitted against Romney, who received 41 percent.

Yup — it lookin’ more and more like the youths are increasingly disillusioned with the poor results of President Obama’s policies....
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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You actually believe one of the two current parties is the answer?? Seriously??
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Is there any demographic group that is voting for Obama in the same precentages now, as they did in 2008?

[beuller]

.....anybody?

.....anybody?

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Old 08-15-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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And more and more of them are starting to feel that, with the election of more and more stop-the-wild-spending TEA Party candidates, the Republican party might finally be changing its old Bush-era ways, and finally be the one to back, to straighten things out.
It's one thing to point out poll results. Your commentary implies causation, which can never be proven, when we only have correlation. The information given isn't enough to draw conclusions about why the numbers are what they are.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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After listening to Mitt and Twitt for the next two months those polls will most likely turn around.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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You actually believe one of the two current parties is the answer?? Seriously??
Crazy, isn't it? It's almost sad to listen to people that are still so partisan in this age of unlimited information. If they don't get it by now, they never will.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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This is hardly a surprise.

A lot of the 18-24 year old voters from 2008, that swooned and cheered and cried in overwrought ecstasy over the former "Hope and Change" candidate back then, are starting to realize that they are still living in their parents' homes four years later, unable to get any kind of start in the miserable and uncertain economy that has gotten no better in nearly four years of Obama's presidency.

And more and more of them are starting to feel that, with the election of more and more stop-the-wild-spending TEA Party candidates, the Republican party might finally be changing its old Bush-era ways, and finally be the one to back, to straighten things out.

More and more, people who backed Obama in 2008, are turning away from him in 2012.

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Poll: Is the youth vote slowly turning to Romney? « Hot Air

Poll: Is the youth vote slowly turning to Romney?
posted at 1:21 pm on August 15, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Yesterday, I wondered whether the almost 17 percent youth unemployment rate would do anything to check the type of overwhelming support President Obama received from young people in 2008. Apparently, there’s ‘hope’ for us young people yet — Obama received a whopping 66 percent of the youth vote the first time around, and while he still has the lead over Romney, that level of support is slipping pretty drastically. From the Wash Examiner:

Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What’s more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds.

“This is the first time I am seeing Romney’s numbers this high among 18-29 year olds,” said Zogby. “This could be trouble for Obama who needs every young voter he can get.” …

In his latest poll, Obama receives just 49 percent of the youth vote when pitted against Romney, who received 41 percent.

Yup — it lookin’ more and more like the youths are increasingly disillusioned with the poor results of President Obama’s policies....
What's important to note here is that Barack Obama needs every vote he can get considering that he eeked by in a handful of important states in 2008. When you take a macro snapshot of the demographics that supported him in 2008 and consider that many within those demographics may not vote for him (or vote at all) in November, the President is put in a very precarious position that even he couldn't have imagined just 6 months ago.

Barack Obama did not win in a landslide in 2008, even after 8 years of a Republican administration. After 4 years of failed policies, he's got an extremely steep uphill battle if he intends to make up the lost ground.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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What's important to note here is that Barack Obama needs every vote he can get considering that he eeked by in a handful of important states in 2008.
As you mention, he needed that in 2008, too.

Then, he got it, barely.

Now, his former supporters are running away from him.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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As you mention, he needed that in 2008, too.

Then, he got it, barely.

Now, his former supporters are running away from him.
Self-identified independents are known to be a fickle group. Recent elections have shown this to be true.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Little-Acorn View Post
This is hardly a surprise.

A lot of the 18-24 year old voters from 2008, that swooned and cheered and cried in overwrought ecstasy over the former "Hope and Change" candidate back then, are starting to realize that they are still living in their parents' homes four years later, unable to get any kind of start in the miserable and uncertain economy that has gotten no better in nearly four years of Obama's presidency.

And more and more of them are starting to feel that, with the election of more and more stop-the-wild-spending TEA Party candidates, the Republican party might finally be changing its old Bush-era ways, and finally be the one to back, to straighten things out.

More and more, people who backed Obama in 2008, are turning away from him in 2012.

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Poll: Is the youth vote slowly turning to Romney? « Hot Air

Poll: Is the youth vote slowly turning to Romney?
posted at 1:21 pm on August 15, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Yesterday, I wondered whether the almost 17 percent youth unemployment rate would do anything to check the type of overwhelming support President Obama received from young people in 2008. Apparently, there’s ‘hope’ for us young people yet — Obama received a whopping 66 percent of the youth vote the first time around, and while he still has the lead over Romney, that level of support is slipping pretty drastically. From the Wash Examiner:

Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What’s more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds.

“This is the first time I am seeing Romney’s numbers this high among 18-29 year olds,” said Zogby. “This could be trouble for Obama who needs every young voter he can get.” …

In his latest poll, Obama receives just 49 percent of the youth vote when pitted against Romney, who received 41 percent.

Yup — it lookin’ more and more like the youths are increasingly disillusioned with the poor results of President Obama’s policies....
So let's see, 49% vrs 41%, yeup, Obama still in the lead there. Want to discuss the Paulbots, ultra-conservatives that see no difference between Romney and Obama, and lets not forget the Fundementalist Christians that believe Mittens belongs to a cult that will not be voting Republican this year.
Oh, almost forgot, now that Ryan is the VP choice, the vast majority of Indpendents will be voting Obama, and we all know i is They that make the final choice.
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