Skip to comments.Zogby: Disillusioned young voters dropping out
Posted on 06/12/2012 4:59:45 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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.
Zogby previewed his remarks to the League of Women Voters 50th anniversary convention Monday night with Secrets. His worry: that younger voters will stop voting.
(snip) You are needed more than ever, he says of the group. I see from your mission that you 'encourage' and I think we all need to move into crisis mode and use the word 'engage'. Especially young women.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
their “illusionment” is why we have the 0bamanation that we have today.
How about trying the conservative side?
won’t get fooled again
2. Blame others for the failures of socialism.
3. Become disillusioned with socialism.
4. Enter life, and learn factual lessons of economics and human dynamics.
5. Reemerge as a conservative voter.
Absolutely good. Whose bright idea was it to bump the voting age from 21 back to 18 anyway? That was stupid from the start.
Great news.... They should just sit the election out. This will kill Jug Ears election chances
my soon to be 18 yo daughter [her birthday is next month and she will have already voted in two primaries by then] is going to begin a volunteer internship at the Fairfax County VA GOP HQ tomorrow. the internship info was distributed by her HS [private] via email the last week of school. some lib parent must have gotten their panties in a twist because the school immediately sent out another email saying they were going to contact the Dem party HQ to seek internship opportunities there.
>>> 5. Reemerge as a conservative voter.
Most of them won’t be that until much much later in life.
Of course I could be wrong...but this cycle reminds me SO much of 1980...at this point in the cycle Carter was ahead of RR by 12-15 percent...look what happened.
I smell a Romney landslide.
meet the new boss, worse than the old boss
If they voted in droves for 0bama, then the world will be better off without them or their help.
Our global generation?
What is he talking about?
I’m not sure that I think the youngest voters necessarily “need” to vote. It doesn’t hurt for the young to observe a while (and gain some life experience). They need to understand that politicians talk the talk, then do the Etch-a-Sketch. Then there’s the law of unintended consequences. And so on.
Yeah, I think Zogby should get over it if some young people don’t vote this year.
If conservative parents are doing their jobs properly, their youngest voters will be perfectly competent to vote. All three of mine (18, 21, 24) will be reliable conservative votes in VA this fall, and so will their friends. they have heard their father and i discuss politics from the time they were born. They are informed, they know WHY we believe what we do, and they are able to discern which teachers/professors are liberal etc. If they don’t know anything about a particular issue, they will ask/research it. My son came home last fall from Syracuse University, asking about HYDROFRACKING, because there’s a huge uproar against it in upstate NY. My brother is a petroleum engineer who works for a well services company. My husband and i filled my son in, the best we could and then we passed him on to Uncle Michael for the rest.
“their illusionment is why we have the 0bamanation that we have today.”
And it comes from today’s educational system K thru Grad school, as well as the MSM.
America in no way resembles the country that I grew up in,
50s and 60s.
I am now retired overseas and have no intention of returning.
Weren’t they poling drop outs to begin with?
They surveyed a minority OF a minority... and we’re supposed to be concerned with THAT element?!
That is what Liberalism has become.... innumerable indolent, disaffected and ill-informed elements who pool together and decide they hate the Government.... from which they obtain and demand ever more benefits!!!
When did the Government change into something which is NOT a reflection of the people who put it into place? The American Government is populated by Americans! For good or ill, thats what we may praise or blame according to our own understanding and, I hope, honesty!