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A Romney first: over 40% of youth vote back him
Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2012 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 08/15/2012 6:43:21 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote

For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of over 40 percent of America's youth vote, a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters.

Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What's more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds.

"This is the first time I am seeing Romney's numbers this high among 18-29 year olds," said Zogby. "This could be trouble for Obama who needs every young voter he can get."

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012polls; 2012veep; elections; nobama2012; romney; romney2012; youthvote
Landslide coming
1 posted on 08/15/2012 6:43:28 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

If that holds up Obama will be DOA.

It won’t. Look for the massive Student Loan Forgiveness scheme to be unveiled by October.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 6:45:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GlockThe Vote

Ryan can help tremendously with this age group. He is young enough, and looks young enough to identify with 20 somethings. He also speaks a message that should resonate with thinking young adults.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 6:47:39 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: GlockThe Vote

Obama isn’t going to know what hit him on election day.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"...a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters."

I guess four years without a job has a way of killing that youthful idealism...

5 posted on 08/15/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: reagan_fanatic

Ryan is a perfect pic.

Metalhead, workout fanatic, clean, vigorous, knows about John stewart, talks about the crippling debt, etc.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 6:49:12 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: reagan_fanatic

If the voter fraud is minimized, we’ll be all right; HOWEVER, never underestimate the ability of significant numbers of Demonrats to lie, cheat, fabricate and stuff ballot boxes.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 6:51:32 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Looks like Obama’s spent too much time on the homosexual marriage and Seniors and not enough spent talking about jobs and gas prices.

Oops... I forgot “It worked”


8 posted on 08/15/2012 6:53:50 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

A lot of economic despair out there from Gen x and youth right now.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 6:54:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Landslide = proof that America is still racist

Watch for it. Better yet, state it, repeatedly, way before hand so we can mock them when they say it.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 6:55:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: circlecity
with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters

They were sold a bill of goods all shiny & packaged for sale. It won't happen again.

11 posted on 08/15/2012 6:56:27 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: GlockThe Vote

It’s hip to be square.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 6:57:05 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Puppage

I consider myself part of the Reagan youth.

I think we will see a new wave in favor fo the GOP seeking jobs, etc.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 6:57:40 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: circlecity

My daughter voted for McCain/Palin. (Bought Palin’s book and even went to a live event in Texas.)

My son will be old enough to vote for the first time this election and he’s not even hesitating...

“Romney.”

My daughter is a strong, opinionated conservative. My son is too, but he doesn’t follow politics.

For him, the bottom line is JOBS. He’s dying for an oil boom so he can use his machinist skills for maximum gain.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: GlockThe Vote

I want to see the punk prez thrown out but Zogby is a liar and a con man who for years has put out offbeat surprising polls apparently in order to keep his name in the arena.

Toward the end of an election cycle his zany results tend to dial in and match, or nearly so, more reliable pollsters though Zogby always leans left.

His brother is the Muzzie founder of the Arab America Institute, a CAIR supporter and a DNC committeeman. They both are traitorous liars.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 6:59:17 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

Imagine some college idiot campaigning for obama? LOL - i would just laugh at that person.


16 posted on 08/15/2012 7:07:34 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“imagine some college idiot campaigning for obama”

I agree.

But I live near a college town (in a conservative state) and there are a lot of them out there.

They are raised wrong and taught wrong and they believe the little thug’s bitter lies.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 7:20:01 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: GlockThe Vote

They darn tootin’ should vote against Obama if they hope to have any jobs in the private sector upon leaving school...


18 posted on 08/15/2012 7:22:55 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Buckeye McFrog
It won’t. Look for the massive Student Loan Forgiveness scheme to be unveiled by October.

I think Obama probably will attempt to buy their votes with loan forgiveness, but I'm not so sure it won't do more harm than good for his campaign. Not all the young have college loans to pay back.

The action would be a true gift to the Romney campaign, and bring the conversation to the out of control spending that Obama has been engaged in.

It will be seen for what it is-a cynical pander-and will further energize conservatives and independents, IMHO.

19 posted on 08/15/2012 7:23:06 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: GlockThe Vote

Its obvious to anyone with a few neurons and not trapped inside the beltway that Obama is going to be voted out of office by the largest margin since Herbert Hoover, and very likely get even a lower vote total than HOOVER did.

It is also blindingly obvious that democrats all down the TIcket will also be routed. This election is going to make 1994 look like a good day for democrats.

Now, don’t get cocky, fight hard, fight like its a 50-50 race... but I fully expect the day after the election we will have 60+ senate seats, control of the house and the white house.

By October no one will be even seriously arguing OBama can win the White House, other than the hard core leftist pundits and they will only be doing it because they are being paid to, they won’t believe a word they are spewing. The serious discussion will be whether or not the Republicans get 60+ Senate seats.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 7:33:45 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: wayoverontheright

Loan Forgiveness won’t get him jack.. YOu can already defer your loans for pretty long periods of time for hardship reasons.

50% unemployment, that’s what college grads face.. I don’t believe Obama will get 50% of the youth vote on election day, but if romney just holds 40% obama is toast by a huge margin.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 7:36:50 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

I already am signed up to do my vote fraud monitoring this election cycle.

We have got to get this creep out of office.


22 posted on 08/15/2012 7:37:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: wayoverontheright
Not all the young have college loans to pay back.

No, only the 90% or so who were not National Merit Scholars or who did not play football.

Trust me, this proposal would prove an overwhelming lure to not only current students, but recent grads, and struggling suburban families trying to juggle kids, careers and a mortgage with humungous student loans. Do not underestimate this.

Friend of mine worked for a company who hired an Engineer on an H1B visa. When his colleagues figured out that he had obtained his Doctorate basically for free in his home country, while they were all saddled with $30-50K in student debt, literal fist fights were breaking out.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 7:47:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I see the youth may vote their pocket book. I they have learned a “teachable moment” from when they voted in 2008.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 7:48:22 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Look for the massive Student Loan Forgiveness scheme to be unveiled by October.”

Yes, but it will be even better. Something like a student loan rebate check mailed to all students.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: GlockThe Vote

RomneyCare has those $50 abortions...


26 posted on 08/15/2012 7:49:27 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: GlockThe Vote

RomneyCare has those $50 abortions...


27 posted on 08/15/2012 7:49:42 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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