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!
“How about the 18, 19 and 20 year olds who were sent off to Vietnam by politicians they never voted for.”
Excellent response. In my opinion, 55,000 men were murdered by the politicians during the Vietnam era.
“Our global generation?
What is he talking about?”
You know...our global generation, the ones who could soon be wearing “Made In The World” labels in their clothing - if the morons have their way.
Good, let the grown-ups take over. The young were among those fooled by the great deceiver, 0bama.
So true. My story (i’m not proud to admit)
When we were drafted at 18 to go overseas in the 50's and 60's and get our asses shot at, we thought it might be fair to allow us to vote.
They got rid of the draft, maybe they should have changed the law to allow only military to vote at 18.
That was my first thought too. Apparently they can see that the libs are clueless buffoons, but won’t look at the other side. At least partially (I would assume), because conservatism has been vilified for so long and it’s not “cool.”
Not that you need it anymore, but here is a short video on hydrofracking put out by one of the ND oil companies: http://www.northernoil.com/drilling
Zogby previewed his remarks to the League of Women Voters 50th anniversary convention Monday night with Secrets.
What in the heck does that sentence mean? And this is Paul Bedard!
Re the apparent Zogby message: Sounds like his bias is really showing; the League of Women Voters is just another Rat group.
I never did agree with the draft - aside from filling the ranks with people who didn’t want to be there, it is my opinion that 18 is to young to be in combat.
Certainly I do not agree with high school kids voting.
Never did, even when I was a teen in the 60s & early 70s.
If recruitment of teenagers is needed, then perhaps a tiered system would be better, where, except in cases of real emergency, you may not serve in combat units, but be relegated to other support duties with pay and benefits reflecting such.
In WWII the average age in the military was higher - in the mid 25s I believe.
Returning the voting age to 21 would, at least, improve the maturity of the average voter...
Well that one is over.
Four years of selling off America’s assets to pay for ever bigger government must STOP.
Along with that, the buying up of the rest of the world’s stuff, made in assembly lines elsewhere.
America for America. Period.
Great news.... They should just sit the election out. This will kill Jug Ears election chances
The ObaMao campaign doesn’t need to worry; there are many, many illegal young people who will vote for him again.
Now if we can just get women to stop voting. (56-43 for O’blamer in 2008).
How about convince them to vote, for a Republican?
They vote for Democrats every four years.
Every four years, we get deeper in debt.
that is really well done, clear and easy to understand. Thanks. my brother spends a fair amount of time in ND, though his company is headquartered in OH/PA.
“How about convince them to vote, for a Republican?”
It will never happen. Too many single mothers looking for a daddy (government) to take care of their babies.
Reason #2,742 why the words “I will forgive your student loans” shall pass Obama’s lips before Halloween.
Looks like that old 1967 Timothy Leary phrase,
“Turn on, tune in, drop out,”
is becoming popular once again but I’m hoping it is in a conservative direction.
If Obama says those words, he will make his defeat in November. even more resounding.
It will turn off the many who either did not use the student loan program or who faithfully paid their loans off. Plus, most voters would quickly call it a phony desperate campaign ruse.
I really doubt Zogby ever really sampled young conservatives. They are universally shunned in most areas
where one like Zogby would sample - liberal college campuses and universities.
I’d be willing to be there is no disillusionment with Obama with them. They KNOW what he is and they are energized, but not to vote for him.
I’m glad to hear Obama’s 99%ers aren’t going to get out and vote - they don’t need to be voting anyway.
Gloves, masks and in 0h0m0's world, briefs are off!
Zogby, a commie bastard who lost his "polling" credibility a long time ago.
He ain't polling any more; he's "polluting" Americans' brains by misleading the younger global generation to the 0kakas Promised Utopia.
Yes Mr. Zogby. It it is very impotant to have the youngest and women engaged because the former are largely uneducated and the latter are so in touch with their feelings, with a nominal percentage voting for the liberal America hater.
Didn’t you know that Occupy Wall Street and the liberal’s claim of a republican War On Women were attempts to get both women and “the young”.....”engaged?”
Let’ em vote. When I got drafted at age 22 into the Marine Corps I had recently voted for the man whose name was on my draft notice. There’s always going to be a “How about....?” but that shouldn’t stop you from doing the right thing. I absolutely believe in the draft. There are now two generations growed up that didn’t have the advantage of having the draft hanging over them and I say that in all seriousness.
Funny thing about us draftees - we seemed to be the best damm qualified recruits in the platoon. Those are the ones you didn’t get any more when the draft went away.
Thanks for your service, 0811. I was a 4111 in the Marine Corps but a 13 Bravo in the National Guard. Same thing as an 0811.
You dang right I skated!!! I made E5 in 21 months and never left the East Coast. I was a REMF to beat all REMFs! They knew a good man when they saw one! “;^)
1970 was the year. Well, I got drafted in ‘69 but didn’t go in until January of ‘70. Never actually worked in the PX. I was a bookkeeper/accountant @ Quantico. But not at the PX. I’ll explain it all to you some day.
Did spend about 13 years in the Field Artillery; first M114 and later M198. Battery B, 2/197th FA, NHARNG. Loved it. Especially the last couple years when I was an FO.
Great news! Stay at home November 6th. Don’t vote
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