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Ryan attracting younger voters
The American Spectator ^ | August 14, 2012 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 08/14/2012 2:33:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Paul Ryan's realism about the fiscal cliff is showing signs of appealing to younger voters, a group which overwhelmingly voted for Obama, and which has been buffeted by the economy worse than most other demographic slices. The Washington Examiner reports on the latest Zogby poll:

"According to Zogby the Ryan pick helped Romney with younger voters and independents, two key battleground constituencies. "Romney saw a bump in support among 18-29 year olds with 41 percent saying they would vote for the ticket of Romney and Ryan," said Zogby. "More importantly, Romney and Ryan led Obama and Biden among independent voters 45 percent to 40 percent." [emphasis added]

Added the pollsters: "If numbers like this hold, this could spell real trouble for the president who won with 66 percent of 18-29 year olds in 2008."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: economy; generationy; genx; jobs; mittromney; paulryan; romneyryan2012; ryan; socialsecurity; youthvote
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1 posted on 08/14/2012 2:33:36 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hope & Change turned out to be a bad prom date kiddies.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 2:35:31 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can’t wait for the likely female voter poll. NARAL is going to be SO disappointed!


3 posted on 08/14/2012 2:35:31 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney didn’t become a hundred millionaire by picking bad peopel. I am beginning to think that the pick of Ryan will be afterwards seen as the greatest pick for V.P. since, ... since.... well, since forever!

Romney, for all his RINOness, showed his leadership, management and organizational skills in picking him.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 2:36:57 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney didn’t become a hundred millionaire by picking bad peopel. I am beginning to think that the pick of Ryan will be afterwards seen as the greatest pick for V.P. since, ... since.... well, since forever!

Romney, for all his RINOness, showed his leadership, management and organizational skills in picking him.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 2:37:20 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If they’re smart - and it’s clear that’s a rare trait in the young - they’ll realize that it is they who will be forced over time to pick up the tab for Obama’s brainless and astoundingly wasteful socialism.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Too bad the GOP-e pushed a liberal. Some folks won't vote for either liberal. Folks like me.

/johnny

7 posted on 08/14/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Col Frank Slade; All

Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, right, spoke at an event at Lakewood High School on Tuesday Aug. 14, 2012. (THE DENVER POST | Joe Amon)
8 posted on 08/14/2012 2:42:48 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gen-Xs time to save us from the Baby Bummers!


9 posted on 08/14/2012 2:44:03 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

As long a he sticks to fixing the economy and not get in the way of the congress on other stuff, it will be peachy keen.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: JRandomFreeper

Johnny, allow me to educate you. You said you won’t be voting for either liberal. Untrue. By not voting - you are voting for obama. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 2:54:25 PM PDT by Catsrus
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That is absolutely false.

My vote won't increase Obama's vote count by a single vote.

Math is difficult for some people.

If the GOP wants my vote, they need to run a conservative.

There. I've 'splained it to you.

/johnny

12 posted on 08/14/2012 3:00:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Catsrus

I’m the same as JR Freeper.

If the republican party were serious about enacting reforms that are crucial to young people - then they would not have nominated Romney.

I’m supporting the candidate who is serious about these things - Virgil Goode.

If you want my vote next time - put the conservative driving the bus, not as the eye candy passenger seat.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 3:03:48 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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My vote won't increase Obama's vote count by a single vote.

True. But no vote or a 3rd party vote is one less vote Obama will need to win.

I, for one, choose not to make it easy for him. My vote for Romney/Ryan makes him come up with another vote somewhere to offset my choice.

14 posted on 08/14/2012 3:06:02 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Take a group of 50 liberals & 50 conservatives:

- 2 of the conservatives don’t vote
- the libs win -> 50 to 48

simple math...


15 posted on 08/14/2012 3:07:19 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: SandyInSeattle
True. But no vote or a 3rd party vote is one less vote Obama will need to win.

Therein lies the irony. People who won't settle for anything less that a true conservative help elect a Socialist dictator.

Unintended consequences.

16 posted on 08/14/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: jonno
Nyet, tovarich... Take a group of 90 liberals with D and R behind their names, and a group of 10 conservatives.. The libs win.

That's what we face. Don't conflate the GOP with conservative. They aren't. Which is why I won't vote for their liberal for president.

/johnny

17 posted on 08/14/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Virgil Goode = Ross Perot effect.

Yep, that showed em...


18 posted on 08/14/2012 3:15:39 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Besides the moral issues involved, I won't enable the GOP in their hard left push. If they want my vote, run a conservative.

/johnny

19 posted on 08/14/2012 3:16:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SandyInSeattle
But no vote or a 3rd party vote is one less vote Obama will need to win.

If the GOP-e wants my vote, they need to push a conservative, instead of a liberal.

You might try to get them to stuff a sock in Rove's mouth when he trash-talks conservatives.

/johnny

20 posted on 08/14/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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