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Young Voters in the 2008 Election
Pew Research Center ^ | November 12, 2008 | Scott Keeter, et al

Posted on 09/23/2012 8:25:21 AM PDT by rightcoast

In the last three general elections - 2004, 2006, and 2008 -- young voters have given the Democratic Party a majority of their votes, and for all three cycles they have been the party's most supportive age group. This year, 66% of those under age 30 voted for Barack Obama making the disparity between young voters and other age groups larger than in any presidential election since exit polling began in 1972.

This pattern of votes, along with other evidence about the political leanings of young voters, suggests that a significant generational shift in political allegiance is occurring. This pattern has been building for several years, and is underscored among voters this year. Among voters ages 18-29, a 19-point gap now separates Democratic party affiliation (45%) and Republican affiliation (26%). In 2000, party affiliation was split nearly evenly among the young.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2012; election; turnout
Even a slight drop from 2008 will have a big impact this year.
1 posted on 09/23/2012 8:25:26 AM PDT by rightcoast
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To: rightcoast
From the article:

‘While Obama captured 66% of the youth vote, compared with McCain's 31%, voters age 30 and older divided roughly evenly between the two candidates. Among those ages 18-29, Obama took a majority among whites (54%-44%), and captured more than three-fourths of young Hispanic voters (76%-19%). However, among both younger and older voters, there was no difference in the vote of those with college experience and those without.’

Does anybody legitimately believe that O’Bumbler will carry a majority, much less 54%, of whites? What is the likelihood he will carry anywhere close to 3/4’s of the Latino vote? Even carrying 66% of the youth vote would be a miracle!

If he doesn't match these youth and Hispanic votes, he will never take a Second Term. He has to maintain not only the size of his advantage but the turn out. There is no indication that there is anywhere near the excitement to vote for O’Bumbler than there was in 08. Every indication is that there is a massive desire to vote against him.

2 posted on 09/23/2012 9:05:31 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Considering that Odinga has a lock on:

* the stupid vote;
* the dead vote;
* the negro vote;
* the Jewish vote;
* the illegal alien vote;
* the Snowbird vote (here in FL, anyway);
* the multiple-ballot college-brat vote;
* the bussed-in homeless vote;
* the white-trash “I want free stuff” vote;
* with Black Panthers guarding the vote;
* with UN observers watching the vote; and
* with Soros-paid Spaniards counting the vote;

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

3 posted on 09/23/2012 9:57:01 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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