Skip to comments.Young U.S. Voters' Turnout Intentions Lagging (Hope and Change Shattered)
Posted on 07/13/2012 10:57:18 AM PDT by C19fan
Fifty-eight percent of U.S. registered voters aged 18 to 29 say they will "definitely vote" this fall, well below the current national average of 78% and far below 18- to 29-year-olds' voting intentions in the fall of 2004 and 2008. The 20-percentage-point deficit for young voters versus the national average compares unfavorably with six- and seven-point deficits in the later stages of the 2004 and 2008 elections, respectively.
Thus, young voters' vote intention deficit will likely shrink in the coming months, but there would need to be a larger increase than occurred in 2004 and 2008 to indicate their turnout levels might match those from the last two elections.
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With the level of stupidity, ignorance and gullibility I see in young people, they probably are doing the country a favor if they forego voting until they’re... oh.... 30 or so.
Further down the article it seems to show that Hispanics may not turn out in large numbers.
Everything is pointing toward a very tight race.
Just when I’d given up on youthful apathy, it is back to save the day!
I troll undercover on a site that has a lot of 20-somethings.
Their opinions (and their world) has changed a lot since Baraq took office.
The thrill is largely gone.
Please give us freepers a synposis. Sounds fascinating similar to watching the aftermath of a car wreck.
Gallop seems pessimistic about Obama’s chances. I wonder how much they suspect but won’t publish.
I am 20-something and from what I here from aquaintences and friends is frustration. They won’t be voting for Romney, but they won’t be voting for Obama either.
Any article about Obama on Yahoo has 1000’s of comments. They are at least 60 to 70% negative. And we know he has paid operatives trying to keep his oneness in a more positive light but it’s not working.
I have two 20 somethings who work for me. 1 temp and 1 fulltime. I’ve told them both if he wins again the FT will be a temp and the temp will not have a job. If Romney wins and we can turn this ship around then they will both be FT and might even see a Christmas bonus. I tell them they are voting for their jobs which they both love.
i’ve stated this before; i live in liberalsville, NY- two miles from the clinton’s, 1.5 miles from RFK Jr....its not just young voters turnout/anticipation for the election which is way down- its all liberals...
to stay on topic i always wear a lot of anti-obama t-shirts when i run/workout (OBAMA MUST GO! & a shirt with the word “ZERO” written across obozo’s emblem) and i always have an anti-obama sticker on my car...
i can’t tell you how many people in my area tell me how much they like the message on my shirt/bumper sticker...mind you this is an area where four years ago 8 out of 10 cars had obama bumper stickers on them (now its maybe 1 out 50)...the great thing is how many people that would be classified as “young voters” always give me the thumbs up, tell me how much they love my t-shirt, roll down their car windows to say my bumper sticker is right on and agree obama must be replaced...
nothing “scientific” rather an observation from the street how the pendulum has swung the opposite direction from just four years ago....
tight race??? i have a feeling it could be a romney blowout...
1) independents have turned against obama...
2) young voters will vote against obama or not vote at all...
3) Catholic voters have turned against obama....
4) Republicans who did not vote in ‘08 because they did not like McLame, or in many instances horrifically voted for obama so they could say they “did something historic” will vote en masse against obama...
I think so too. Romney is ahead or tied in all the swing states. This one is my personal favorite :)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Mitt Romney now leads President Obama for the first time in Wisconsin where the president’s support has fallen to its lowest level to date.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Romney with 47% of the vote to Obamas 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
There are a lot of now 20-somethings who borrowed / spent a bunch of money to get a degree and are grossly underemployed.
Business degrees working the floor at dept stores for 10 bucks an hour 30 hours a week.
3500 applicants for 72 state job openings that pay 36 grand.(my buddy’s 32 yr old “kid” was in that group)
Rents climbing fast but can’t qualify to buy houses.
Used car prices way up further causing pain plus $4 gas.
Not the American Dream they expected. Do they blame Obama 100%? No they don’t, but they are much less likely to vote for him than 4 years ago.