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Ron Paul Won All Age Brackets Under 40 in Iowa Caucuses, Says Entrance Poll
CNSNews.com ^ | January 4, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 01/04/2012 10:52:57 AM PST by Zakeet

Had voting in the Iowa Republican caucuses been restricted to voters under the age of 40, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas would have won easily, according to an entrance poll published by CNN.

By contrast, according to the poll, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania won among voters between 40 and 64, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won among voters 65 or older.

Voters at the caucuses tended to be older citizens, according to the poll, with fully 60 percent of them being at least 50 years of age.

Only 25 percent of the caucus-goers were under 40, and only 15 percent were under 30.

Paul’s support in the caususes was strongest among the very youngest voters. Among caucus-goers 17 to 24, who made up 10 percent of voters, Paul took 50 percent of the vote. Santorum ran second in this age bracket, taking 21 percent, followed by Romney at 13 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 8 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 5 percent, and Rep. Michele Bachman at 1 percent.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012election; apaulling; apaulogia; apaulogists; caucus; iowa; paul; poll; ronpaul

Very interesting ...

1 posted on 01/04/2012 10:53:07 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

But stupid.

Just on the fact that Paul is 78 and most Presidents anticipate a two-term run, this is ridiculous. We are going to have an 86 year old President tottering around on his walker or scooter?


2 posted on 01/04/2012 10:55:18 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Zakeet

And what age group overwhelmingly voted for Obama...

There might be a pattern forming...


3 posted on 01/04/2012 10:56:27 AM PST by DB
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To: Zakeet

Yet another reason why the legal voting age should be increased (by a few decades or so).

:)


4 posted on 01/04/2012 10:57:22 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Zakeet

That’s funny- I think Obama did well among youngsters too. /half sarc


5 posted on 01/04/2012 10:57:49 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Zakeet

Ron Paul will, always, win the “conspiracy theory voters”.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 10:58:52 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: PghBaldy

Drug use is much more common amongst that age group.


7 posted on 01/04/2012 10:59:26 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: DB
It doesn't surprise me one bit that younger people are desperate to try and find anyone who might change the course America is on.

The youth may be kind of ignorant, but they're smart enough to see what deep doo-doo this country is in the way we're going.

8 posted on 01/04/2012 10:59:30 AM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: DB
And what age group overwhelmingly voted for Obama...

There might be a pattern forming...

The transformation of the Silly Party into the Very Silly Party?

I think the young'uns see Ron Paul as the best of both worlds: he supports their anything-goes morality AND he believes in lowering taxes! (Full disclosure: at 44 years of age I'm not very far removed from said "young'uns", except in beliefs)

9 posted on 01/04/2012 11:00:58 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Many things that are rare now were merely unpopular back then.)
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To: Zakeet

The young are often gullible.


10 posted on 01/04/2012 11:02:58 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: DB
Yep. The least knowledgeable, least experienced, most emotional voters support the two least qualified candidates in the race, Obama and Paul. LOL!!! Definitely a pattern.

Paul has reached his maximum. He will not do well in the next three primaries. He won't go away, because he never does, but he will languish in his 15-20% looney land.
11 posted on 01/04/2012 11:03:17 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: shelterguy

#7

Ding Ding Ding

We have a winner!

Post of the day!


12 posted on 01/04/2012 11:04:18 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

At 77 years old the odds of him getting through the first term are less than 50/50


13 posted on 01/04/2012 11:04:29 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Zakeet

Never trust anyone under 40


14 posted on 01/04/2012 11:06:18 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: Zakeet

I’d like CommieNewsNetwork to parse their numbers even further and report how many of those Paulistinan voters registered as Republicans for the first time LAST NIGHT... 40%?? 50%?? more??


15 posted on 01/04/2012 11:07:13 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: ScaniaBoy

I think only income taxpayers should be able to vote


16 posted on 01/04/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe it’s true that wisdom comes with age.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 11:09:33 AM PST by pallis
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To: Notwithstanding
"The young are often gullible."

Yes, it explains my campaigning and voting for George H. W. Bush.

Read my lips, I'm going to pound new taxes up your a**.

18 posted on 01/04/2012 11:11:26 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Zakeet

Very Interesting indeed. It speaks volumes as to the mind boggling stupidity of those 40 and under in Iowa.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 11:13:37 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Zakeet

20 posted on 01/04/2012 11:16:39 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Dutchboy88

Robert Mugabe is 11 years older than Ron Paul.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 11:16:39 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: Zakeet

They think a guy with two first names is cool:)


22 posted on 01/04/2012 11:20:10 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Zakeet

Tee-hee. Or didn’t anyone notice that Das Libertariangrupenfuehrer got his butt kicked in Iowa.


23 posted on 01/04/2012 11:20:37 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: Zakeet
In the 30-to-39 age bracket, which made up 10 percent of caucus-goers, Paul took 34 percent, Santorum took 30 percent, Romney took 17 percent, Gingrich took 12 percent, Perry took 4 percent, and Bachmann took 2 percent.

I probably would have gone Santorum with some reservations, but I actually like Ron Paul as well. Conservatism is about less government. Paul's a states rights guy, and that's not always a bad thing. I'm also against the War on Drugs. I do break with him on foreign policy, but I'm not a neo conservative either, more of a Reagan type than world's cop.

24 posted on 01/04/2012 11:20:38 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: Zakeet

all the age brackets under 40?

that would be:
20-30
30-40

the brackets he didn’t win:
40-50
50-60
60-70
70+

hmmm... seems the NUMBER of brackets he LOST is higher then the ones he ‘won’.


25 posted on 01/04/2012 11:27:35 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Zakeet

Figures. That group has been totally indoctrination by “modern educators”


26 posted on 01/04/2012 11:34:17 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Darren McCarty

There is a not-insignificant number of people here who do not want less government.

They just want to be in charge.


27 posted on 01/04/2012 11:39:07 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Zakeet

I know there’s a quote by Winston Churchill somewhere in this mess.


28 posted on 01/04/2012 11:48:30 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: Zakeet
Just concentrate on decreasing the size of the federal government (and those head shops that don't stock enough flavors of Monster drinks):


29 posted on 01/04/2012 11:55:25 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

LMAO @ Post 29!

Almost sprayed my monitor with a mouthful of Pepsi!


30 posted on 01/04/2012 11:59:07 AM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Zakeet

I think this simply reflects the preferences of under-40 Republicans for libertarian politics and a rejection of centrist approaches to governing. There is genuine opportunity here for the Republican party to capture the imagination of a generation, but they will blow it, of course, by nominating another GHWB/Dole/GWB/McCain this year, and in 2016...


31 posted on 01/04/2012 12:01:01 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Zakeet; windcliff; stylecouncilor

¨Doot-doot-doot-doot....
One more day till Halloween,
Silver Shamrock!
Doot-doot-doot-doot....¨


32 posted on 01/04/2012 12:22:02 PM PST by onedoug
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To: MplsSteve
Almost sprayed my monitor with a mouthful of Pepsi!

You do realize, don't you, that many of the things on that pie chart actually come from Ron Paul newsletters or Ron Paul, don't you? Like Apartheid, purchasing the slaves, the Panama canal blackmail, not using 'Dr.' for Martin Luther King, "Rapetown,' David Duke, pink money, legalizing drugs, AIDs through the skin, government disinformation on crack cocaine dangers, Mossad, and more. Seriously, more.

What's hard is picking out the silly stuff Ron Paul said from the silly stuff I just made up.

33 posted on 01/04/2012 12:33:41 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: MplsSteve; massgopguy
Cleaned up and with annotation. See asterisk.


34 posted on 01/04/2012 1:32:04 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Zakeet

Wrong Paul won nothing yesterday. To win delegates you needed to win one of Iowa’s four congressional districts. Romney and Santorum each took two. Paul won zero delegates in what hopefully will be his high water state.


35 posted on 01/04/2012 10:09:31 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Oztrich Boy

And a $ 50 billion dollar note will now buy two loaves of bread in Zimbabwe. I think the US needs something slightly different.


36 posted on 01/05/2012 7:36:11 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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