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Obama Losing The Youth Vote 'Because White Students Don't Think He's Cool Anymore'
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 06, 2011 | PAUL BENTLEY

Posted on 06/06/2011 10:43:39 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama Losing The Youth Vote 'Because White Students Don't Think He's Cool Anymore' By PAUL BENTLEY 7th June 2011

President Barack Obama famously won the 2008 election on a wave of support from America's youth. But any hopes the 49-year-old had of keeping down with the kids appear to have faded - his support from young people is rapidly waning, a poll has found. And for a man known for his 'jacket off' casual style the reason for this slump may be particularly hurtful - students are abandoning the President because they do not think he is cool anymore, it has been claimed.

Back then: In 2008, students voted for Obama because they 'thought he was cool' According to the National Journal's Ronald Brownstein report, President Obama has dramatically lost support from young people - and particularly young white people - in America since 2008. His approval rating among those aged 18 to 29 is currently at 56 per cent - a huge fall of ten points since the 2008 exit polls.

And this comes in stark contrast to Obama's general approval rating levels, which are pretty consistent with those of 2008. The reason for this sudden drop is because students, who rushed behind the Obama campaign in 2008, no longer think he is cool, according to those at Oberlin College, which is known for its hipster left-wing activism.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; buyersremorse; whitevote; youthvote
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1 posted on 06/06/2011 10:43:43 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

This is true. I see lot less Obama stickers on affluent white student’s cars now than in 2008.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 10:46:03 PM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: Steelfish

2 years ago, our local campus was FILLED with Obama stickers. A year ago, not so many.

A couple weeks ago, one of the kids had this bumper sticker:

I was against O
before it was cool
to be against O

the “O” being that red white and blue Obama O Logo.

By the election, the campus lot may be filled with more anti Obama stuff. But don’t kid yourself, it’s not because he’s too liberal, I think it’s because they are finding he’s a liar and not delivering the goods on his liberal promises of free school and all that jazz.


3 posted on 06/06/2011 10:47:07 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: Steelfish

Zero looks like a creepy homosexual.


4 posted on 06/06/2011 10:47:25 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: repub4ever1

Snot-nosed punks do not grow up this fast. Something is afoot ...


5 posted on 06/06/2011 10:48:56 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Steelfish


6 posted on 06/06/2011 10:51:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Steelfish
Poor idealistic children. Looks like they are getting a real life lesson on how the world really works.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 10:52:02 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: savagesusie
Zero looks like a creepy homosexual.

I prefer the term SMOC ("scrawny metrosexual of color").

Cheers!

8 posted on 06/06/2011 10:52:07 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: savagesusie

“Zero looks like a creepy homosexual.”

Well . . .

I can think of a reason for that.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 10:52:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Steelfish

TODAY SHOW Feb. 2, 2009

OBAMA: “. . .You know, they — I said this I think in an earlier interview. People think I’m cool. . .”

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/28967411/ns/today-today_people/t/youre-now-part-some-sobering-moments/


10 posted on 06/06/2011 10:52:36 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Steelfish

I’ll believe it when I see it.

The prisoners in the Gulags cried when they found out Stalin died. They could not believe that Uncle Joe knew they were there. They blamed it on the system.

A fool in 2012 is just a fool from 2008 who is four years older.


11 posted on 06/06/2011 10:53:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (After the Commies take over, Moderates will become an endangered species...)
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To: Steelfish; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
Well Duh! No jobs. Obama promised them jobs, not just jobs but high paying jobs that couldnt be shipped to China. Now they get out of college with lots of debt and no jobs and lots of Obama excuses.

It all sounded great when Obama was an unknown with pretty words and Republicans appeared as the long term failures :”Yes we can”,”The Audacity of Hope”, “Just say yes”

12 posted on 06/06/2011 10:54:26 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Steelfish

Good news unless they dumped him for Anthony Weiner.


13 posted on 06/06/2011 10:54:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Steelfish

All the Obama people can do is blame race. Their whole existence is based on a black-as-victim viewpoint of ALL life.


14 posted on 06/06/2011 10:54:37 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Steelfish

In English, the headline reads, “American youth as stupid as ever about civics.”


15 posted on 06/06/2011 10:54:50 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: Steelfish

We tried to tell them!

Oh, we had McCain......dang..


16 posted on 06/06/2011 10:56:35 PM PDT by right way right
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To: Steelfish

17 posted on 06/06/2011 10:58:23 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Steelfish

Cool? Steve McQueen was cool.


18 posted on 06/06/2011 11:00:28 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

quick quick tell obama how to be ‘cool’ again so the new crop of 18-29 year olds will vote for him.

Maybe, the old crop, now 22-33 have seen the ........well, we can only hope..........


19 posted on 06/06/2011 11:01:00 PM PDT by malia
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To: Steelfish
Barack the Boob is cool, if by "cool" one means being a sniveling crapweasel.

Otherwise...no.
20 posted on 06/06/2011 11:01:24 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Steelfish

Nothing dumber than a “youth”. They’ll vote for him again.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 11:02:24 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Vindibudd

The whitehouse rapid response unit will soon be bartering votes for student loan modifications or forgiveness. I’m usually about sixty days before first trial balloons go up. I have not been wrong on the guy yet.


22 posted on 06/06/2011 11:04:13 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Steelfish

there is only one cool guy running.. Herman Cain


23 posted on 06/06/2011 11:05:39 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: sickoflibs
”Yes we can”,”The Audacity of Hope”, “Just say yes”


24 posted on 06/06/2011 11:10:48 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: Steelfish

Sure.... Blame it on the crackers!

But what about his white half?


25 posted on 06/06/2011 11:12:14 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: savagesusie

There’s probably a good reason for that.


26 posted on 06/06/2011 11:13:16 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Steelfish

Our half black, half white President, is losing his popularity because of his HALF-A$$ED politics.


27 posted on 06/06/2011 11:21:11 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: savagesusie
Zero looks like a creepy homosexual....

What are you talking about savagesusie?

:^)

28 posted on 06/06/2011 11:21:53 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Steelfish

He was never cool.


29 posted on 06/06/2011 11:25:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe those “youth” are now trying to get jobs, and realizing it’s impossible in Obamaville.


30 posted on 06/06/2011 11:28:12 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Steelfish

Obama won because he stole large shares of older people’s votes as well, research suggests.


Those aren’t the only votes he stole ;(


31 posted on 06/06/2011 11:29:07 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Kickass Conservative

‘A fool in 2012 is just a fool from 2008 who is four years older.’

Yep. Says it all.


32 posted on 06/06/2011 11:30:11 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps he is losing the youth vote because they have huge student loans and cannot find decent jobs?!?!?!


33 posted on 06/06/2011 11:30:32 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: sickoflibs
”Yes we can”,”The Audacity of Hope”, “Just say yes”

And who can forget: Obama, Obama, Ummmm, Ummmm, Ummmm!

34 posted on 06/06/2011 11:30:41 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: sickoflibs

But maybe they don’t really WANT jobs!


35 posted on 06/06/2011 11:30:48 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Clock King
All the Obama people can do is blame race.

Something liar and candidate Obama assiduously avoided.

36 posted on 06/06/2011 11:33:33 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: blackdog

“whitehouse rapid response unit will soon be bartering votes for student loan modifications or forgiveness.”

I think you are onto something, blackdog.
Now, why was it I thought I wanted a job?


37 posted on 06/06/2011 11:35:13 PM PDT by ngat
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To: sickoflibs
Obama is as square as they come! Squaresville!


38 posted on 06/07/2011 12:18:35 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Steelfish

39 posted on 06/07/2011 1:04:57 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bamas PLAN is national bankruptcy. Our plan is to save Medicare and Social Security with reforms.)
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To: Steelfish
Study Shows 85% of New College Grads Move Back in With Parents

College grads upended by unemployment

His approval rating among those aged 18 to 29 is currently at 56 per cent - a huge fall of ten points since the 2008 exit polls.

I sincerely doubt his approval is at 56 percent with new college grads, or else these young people are the stupidest flipping demographic group on the planet.

40 posted on 06/07/2011 1:08:52 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: esoxmagnum

You nailed it. Most of the youth vote that turns on Obama will do so because he’s not liberal enough, or didn’t provide the unicorns, not because they’ve abandoned that fantasy.

I hope a smart GOP campaign can calculate how to exploit that.

We need to give those kids more bumper stickers and tshirts that are anti-Obama in a way that appeals to their premie psychology.


41 posted on 06/07/2011 1:18:53 AM PDT by harmonium
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To: harmonium

Feed them the truth.

Look, they’ve been lied to all their lives about pretty much everything in school. It takes time for people to realize that they were being fed bs the whole while.

I know it took me time too. When I was 18, I was a globalist. I believed that a one world government was the best outcome and I have writings from back then to prove it.

By 19, I was a Christian who believed that gay marriage was ok because marriage in general made people better.

When I was 20 I realized that I didn’t understand Christian marriage very well, and came to understand how sin changes the way our brain operates and how people get inured to sin. You can’t get to virtue through sin except in repenting and turning away from sin.

I made my huge stride in two years, and have generally been adding to it all the while. But I was confronted by the hard and ugly truth that I had been lied to and everything I had known was wrong, dead wrong.


42 posted on 06/07/2011 1:32:27 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: Steelfish

I suppose hope and chains can’t get you a JOB might have something to do with it!


43 posted on 06/07/2011 1:45:54 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Steelfish

What’s scary is that these morons found Ubama “cool” in the first place.


44 posted on 06/07/2011 1:47:26 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: repub4ever1; All

Have you ever noticed you don’t see any Obama bumper stickers on cars ON THE WAY TO WORK?


45 posted on 06/07/2011 2:01:56 AM PDT by no dems (If the GOP nominee has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I agree with you. Those same young college kids, even without the ability to find a job will flock to the voting booth as soon as obama’s ‘army’ gets on campus again.

Remember, the fact that they’ve been having their brains turned to mush in our liberal colleges tells me they will not change in for short years.


46 posted on 06/07/2011 2:21:38 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: no dems
Have you ever noticed you don’t see any Obama bumper stickers on cars ON THE WAY TO WORK?

You must not work near a large university. Sadly, they do still exist.

47 posted on 06/07/2011 2:27:47 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Steelfish

Amazing that our informed, conservative votes are countered by those from shallow-minded little brats.


48 posted on 06/07/2011 2:34:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sickoflibs. Our ed system ain’t dead. :’)


49 posted on 06/07/2011 3:05:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Steelfish
We elect presidents in the United States based upon whether or not they are "cool."

America is lost because its youth is lost.

50 posted on 06/07/2011 3:08:05 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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