Skip to comments.Slipping support among young voters could harm Obama
Posted on 11/05/2012 6:06:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
CLEVELAND - Four years ago, Colleen Weston was one of the many young Americans enchanted by Barack Obamas message of hope and change. Now the 28-year-old marketing director from Cleveland in the battleground state of Ohio says she has grown up and will this time vote for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
I am definitely disappointed in the job that has not been done, Colleen explains. The positions Obama ran on in 2008 like turning the economy around and making change for the American people, I just havent seen it. As Obamas hair has turned gray during his time in the Oval Office, recent surveys suggest his support among young people is slipping.
Especially in swing states like Ohio, where the outcome of the election on Tuesday hangs on a knife-edge, a lack of enthusiasm among young voters could jeopardize the presidents re-election bid. Youngsters who helped Obama conquer the White House have matured in an economy still suffering from the recession, struggling to find work and moving back in with their parents.
Research by Generation Opportunity, a non-partisan group working with Americans aged 18 to 29, shows the depth of pain among Americas youth. Eighty-nine percent of young people said the economy was having an impact in their daily lives, and many had cut the amount of money they spent on entertainment, vacations and groceries. Seventeen percent had put off a lifetime moment like a wedding....
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Ahh... Young Heads full of mush.
We tried top warn them.
I ran into a young 20ish female today and asked her if she was voting. She said ‘No’ and I said ‘WHAT?!!’.. I told her to get out there and vote for Romney and she told me she would’ve voted for 0bama. Then I said, “Oh wait.. Very smart of you NOT to vote!”.. LOL!
In Gallups final poll the only age group that Obama is winning is 18-29 and he winning large, about 20 points. If they don’t turn out or his margin narrows because of lower turnout he ‘s done, finito.
Tell her obama voters cast their ballots on November 7th.
Great case for increasing the voting age to 30 as I see it.
Time was that you had to own property to vote. You know, like you had some skin in the game, so to speak.
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