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Old 04-29-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Nah, the Democrats will be fine. Its the Republicans who need to worry. They lost a whole generation because of the neocons. You won't win the youth or independents back until you kick the neocons out of the party.
If you didnt read the article (which you obviously didnt) why respond?
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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It does. I totally agree (other than the part about over-emotional, that seems to be a market that the left has cornered).

But this was about Dems so I answered that.
And from ready posts here it would be hard to argue against.
Really, I could be considered part of that "youth" demographic, and from how I vote and how my friends vote, we don't vote on party lines. We vote on who we agree with most.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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This thread's six hours old. Where are all the Democrat cheerleaders?

That's my fault for including facts in the OP. Plus their is no way they can simply blame Bush for the change.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:40 AM
 
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Having gained so much support from independents and young voters in the 2006 and 2008 elections, Why are Congressional Democrats so rapidly losing support from these key groups now?



"Last Wednesday, I noted that Republican are now running even or slightly ahead in the generic vote for Congress in two respected national polls. On Friday, Charlie Cook noted the same results. He pointed out that the NPR survey shows independents favoring Republicans 38-24 percent and that Republican pollster Glen Bolger says this is the first time independents have favored Republicans since 2004."

Obama Stimulus, Tax Increases Are Losing Democrats Key Support - CBS News

"Most of the Democrats' loss of support has come among younger Americans," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "In January, two-thirds of those under the age of 35 said Democratic control of Congress was good for the country. Now that figure is down to 48 percent."

Poll: Americans still back Democrats, but not as much - CNN.com
The poll also indicates that 62 percent of those questioned think President Obama is doing enough to cooperate with Republicans. That's down eight points from February, but it's 25 points higher than the 37 percent who feel the Republicans in Congress are doing enough to reach out to Democrats and the president.

Poll: Americans still back Democrats, but not as much - CNN.com
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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Young people are becoming more educated these days, and despite the liberal tilt of colleges and educators, those with college degrees are far more conservative and Republican than those that don't bear these credentials.

Obama wants college for all and if that happens the Dems might be in for a surprise.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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The poll also indicates that 62 percent of those questioned think President Obama is doing enough to cooperate with Republicans. That's down eight points from February, but it's 25 points higher than the 37 percent who feel the Republicans in Congress are doing enough to reach out to Democrats and the president.

Poll: Americans still back Democrats, but not as much - CNN.com

Not really the point to my thread. I was interested in discussing the loss of support from the two groups who delivered the election for the Dems the last two election cycles, young and independent voters. I expect as these same young and independent voters get a look at the price of the "change" for which they will be paying for decades to come they will take a harder look at the "change" for which they signed up.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Really, I could be considered part of that "youth" demographic, and from how I vote and how my friends vote, we don't vote on party lines. We vote on who we agree with most.
You might be on to something there.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: New York / Connecticut
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You might be on to something there.
Exactly, How I and my friends vote is on the issues not the party. From since I could vote it always has been the Democratic party though, they are just more in line with the way I feel about issues than the Republican party ever has been.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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Having gained so much support from independents and young voters in the 2006 and 2008 elections, Why are Congressional Democrats so rapidly losing support from these key groups now?



"Last Wednesday, I noted that Republican are now running even or slightly ahead in the generic vote for Congress in two respected national polls. On Friday, Charlie Cook noted the same results. He pointed out that the NPR survey shows independents favoring Republicans 38-24 percent and that Republican pollster Glen Bolger says this is the first time independents have favored Republicans since 2004."

Obama Stimulus, Tax Increases Are Losing Democrats Key Support - CBS News

"Most of the Democrats' loss of support has come among younger Americans," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "In January, two-thirds of those under the age of 35 said Democratic control of Congress was good for the country. Now that figure is down to 48 percent."

Poll: Americans still back Democrats, but not as much - CNN.com
The young just now getting into politics feel stupid for listening to democrats whine about deficit spending for 8 years agreeing with them and then actually thinking when they got in office they wouldn't multiply it.

Independents were frustrated and were understandably deceived in this last election.

People are realizing what a jump from 40% Debt:GDP means and what 80%+ means.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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The young just now getting into politics feel stupid for listening to democrats whine about deficit spending for 8 years agreeing with them and then actually thinking when they got in office they wouldn't multiply it.

Independents were frustrated and were understandably deceived in this last election.

People are realizing what a jump from 40% Debt:GDP means and what 80%+ means.
No doubt.
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