Skip to comments.Zogby: Disillusioned young voters dropping out
Posted on 06/11/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT by dynachrome
Nearly four years after enthusiastic younger voters poured into polling booths to help push Barack Obama over the finish line and into the Oval Office, their hope has turned to fear and pollster John Zogby says that they are ready to give up on politics.
I truly am worried about today's twenty-somethings, he frets. They are our global generation and I have seen them move from hope and grand expectations for themselves and their world to anxiety and disillusionment. We can't afford to lose them, he adds.
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Oh, they don’t say!? Abortion and exploiting the youth brings their disillusionment? Wow. I wonder why. (sarc off)
They were exposed to the worst politician in American history and the absolute worst of human nature in politics. Of course they’re turned off.
The nice thing is, that this experience will open a lot of their young eyes and they’ll actually think for themselves in the upcoming years. I dare say that many will be hard core Conservatives before long after seeing the blatant lies from Obama and the Chicago gang politics they’ve thrust on all of us.
Oh, yes we can.
Zogby is worried. Not me. I’m happy. Less votes for Obama.
zogby loves him some obama.
I wouldn’t get too excited about this. Many, if not most of them are ‘dropping out’ because 0bama hasn’t issued Directive 10-289 yet.
Not because of some attack of sanity
I really doubt that from what I have seen of this generation.
Well I say forget Obama.
Get the new votes for our side.
By November, the M in MTV is going to stand for “Michelle, again”.
If Zogby says they are now disillusioned, does that mean he admits that they were the victims of an illusion in 2008? I guess the dose of hopium is running out.
John Zogby is an idiot, hope isn’t to be found in grand promises by politicians, anyway.
Sure... If you can turn them into real Conservatives first.
It is the influx of big government demisocialist crony crapitalists into the Republican Party that is responsible for the sorry state the nation is in now.
“I really doubt that from what I have seen of this generation.”
Agreed. The bulk of them are dullards who voted for the turd to begin with.
The best thing for them is to not vote, actually.
If even the politically naive 26th Amendment voters aren’t excited about the Liberal Messiah, He’s in deep trouble.
They are our global generation”
Here’s the problem. Start worrying more about America and less about the Globe and things will turn around.
But just yesterday, I read an editorial by a liberal lamenting that voters are too uninformed to vote. Shouldn’t they be glad one of the lesser informed groups is staying home?
2008 was like nothing I have witnessed before in my 50 years on this earth. I have poll watched many times for good candidates and bad ones. Believe me you...Mclame was one of the worst. I got stuck in in my own precinct which went only 50% hussein. Less than a mile away there were 70-30 dem precincts ripe for the watching.
Back to the subject...There were 18 year olds popping out everywhere. Seriously, I had never seen so many of them showing up in their communist caps all ready to vote for the first “ever so cool” black prez.
Well now lets fast forward 4 years. How is that hope and change crap working out for you or (4 u “in your language”). I will be shocked if I see any of those kids vote for him again.
ONCE DULY EDUCATED, they can be fashioned into Constitutional Conservatives. A GREAT opportunity for us. To also turn them, in youthful rebellion, against their Leftist professors. Tea Party should be at the forefront!
What’s Directive 10-289?
That they voted in droves, whipped up to chant ‘oooo baaaaaa maaaaa, oooooo baaaaaa maaaa’ in that frienzied media and entertainment messiah reality show, is beyond pitiful.
Hopefully, they are too ashamed themselves to vote for a few years after falling for that. They probably can't afford the gas to get to the polling place given what their socialist idealism has dealt to the nation's economy and well being. They didn't know utopia has no jobs and no money.
Oh!! I think we can afford to lose them.
They voted in Obama and they are stupid enough to do it again.
We cannot afford not to lose them.
Words to remember when assessing the "balance" of Zogby polls...
Obama’s young adult army expects life to be handed to them on a silver platter. When it isn’t, they assume fetal position and blame everyone else.
This a great time for young conservatives. Contrary to dropping out, they can engage with hope and enthusiasm. They can be the shakers and movers of their generation.
That's exactly what he's worried about and he has every reason to be.
Obama is toast, and he's going to take a lot of other 'Rats down with him!
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“What did Atlas do?”
Good. They can check back in when they're 45.
How is that Hopey Changey working out for ya? Especially when the only job you can find is as a barrista part time with your college degree; thanks to the guy you voted for 4 years ago.
Good. The ignorant have a civic duty to not vote.
(And yes, I follow my own advice. I didn’t know a thing about Prop. 28 in California, so I didn’t vote on it. I didn’t know a thing about the gazillion judicial candidates either, so I didn’t vote for any of them.)
Moronic, meaningless dribble. Young people are generally stupid and it's just as well that they don't vote until they gain some wisdom.
My thoughts exactly. The ones that are tuned in are going to vote — even if they don’t vote the way I do. No loss whatsoever.
Is this cutie-pie work-of-art from the Apollo Alliance?
I wish they would truly go global and get the hell out of this country.
These young idiots were stupid enough to fall for obama’s garbage. Therefore not only can we afford to lose them, we need them to not vote until they wise up.
Pooping on police cars, just, isn’t the thrill it use to be.
Maybe they should read more than Twilight Series or Facebook before they vote?
Operative phrase dubiously attributed to Churchill:
“If you are not a liberal by the age of twenty then you have
no heart. If you are not a conservative by the age of forty
then you have no brain.”
Well, the hippy generation was bad. My mom protested ‘nam, today she is a strong conservative.
You never know, it looks bad now but people can grow up. S they struggle to pay the bills and raise kids they will probably stop caring about queer rights and things like that.
They won’t be voting Republican in 2012 though, hope they stay home.
I am very CONFIDENTthat they will.
“Isn’t our side full of people who are saying they aren’t going to vote because they can’t get exactly the right kind of conservative? Like last time—they didn’t vote, or they voted for Obama so they could teach the Republican Party a lesson?”
I challenge you to find ONE PERSON on this site who isn’t going to vote!
“I really doubt that from what I have seen of this generation.”
Think older generations (like Baby Boomers) thought for themselves when they were in their 20s?
I think there is certainly a lot of ignorance on the part of today’s young voters. HOWEVER, the GOP has been absolutely terrible at reaching out and educating that voting block.
“Sure... If you can turn them into real Conservatives first. ...then tell them they have to vote for Romney. That will certainly “reillusion” them. #gopfail”
Great point... how can we educate my generation on conservatism when our own party has no idea what it means???