Skip to comments.Youth Vote: Obama's Most Loyal Supporters Are Jumping Ship
Posted on 10/31/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
The S.S. Barack Obama is slowly submerging.
A Pew Research poll released on Monday showed the Presidents support is waning in key demographics from his 2008 election--including the youth vote--despite his best efforts. Though he handily won over the MTV generation in 2008 by a 33 point margin over Senator McCain, it appears that a handful of young people are thinking twice this time around.
The Pew poll shows President Obama with 56 percent of the youth vote, a 21 point lead over Governor Romney. Though he still holds a strong lead among young Americans, a 10-point drop in support from four years ago is nothing to ignore.
Senator Obama won the hearts of young people in 2008 with the promise of hope and change for America. He promised he would cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term with the most transparent administration ever. President Obama also said, when Im President, I will make college affordable for every American. He was cool, optimistic, and appealing.
Four years later, President Obama has nothing to show for hope and change other than higher tuition, massive student loan debt, $16 trillion national debt, and unemployment.
Young people have suffered more from President Obamas economic policies than any other demographic. In the last four years, young Americans have seen tuition increase 25 percent, average student loan debt climb to more than $27,000, and gas prices skyrocket. All the while, students have about a 30 percent chance of moving home with their parents after college, and those who are lucky enough to find a job are taking a 6 percent cut in their income.
Optimism has faded and reality has set in. Young Americans couldnt be more disappointed, which is exactly why youth voter enthusiasm--young people who say they will definitely vote--has fallen 30 percent since 2008, from 78 percent to 48 percent.
But this isnt stopping President Obama from pandering to them. He needs their vote.
If we saw the same voter turnout from 2008 for every other age demographic, President Obama would need at least 55 percent of the youth vote to guarantee a win in 2012. He knows he is drawing a thin line, which is why he has increased his visits on college campuses 175 percent since 2011.
But his message isnt working. While the Obama campaign is focusing on free contraception, young people are focused on their empty wallets. A Generation Opportunity poll showed that 89 percent of young people say that the poor economy is impacting their daily life, and 84 percent of those surveyed said they have either delayed, or plan to delay, major life changes because of the weak economy. The Obama economy has economically devastated young people, which is why the polls show that President Obama has only lost, not gained, their support.
The Presidents economic record is sinking his ship, and no one wants to go down with him--even his most loyal youth supporters. We can expect President Obama to have a rude awakening on November 6th when the youth polls are closer than he hoped.
U mean the S.S. SOCIALIST!
Maybe just as important is the enthusiasm of those who do claim to support him. When I was in college, I had a lot on my plate. Voting wasn’t a priority.
Have the Zombies come to life ?
Book Review: Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation
just as youre sitting down, they leave, and accuse you of running up the tab. Barack Hussein
How much more debt is on the student’s tab after 4 years Hussein?
In 2008, these kids were around 18, 19 years old. Today, they're 22, 23 years old and still living off mom and dad because they can't find a job. NOW maybe they'll understand what we were trying to warn them about.
I was recently talking with my Daughter, who is attending American University, and her sense is that the students there are scared to death about the prospects of getting a job.
She said that while it is still unfashionable to be a conservative on campus, There are a lot of Romney supports that are speaking out.
The one thing I can say is that 0bama got them in, but the truth will set them free.
You can fool some people twice. Their motto is “SHAME ON ME”.
Actually I think a majority this time will not bother to put down the iPad or the Xbox and go vote. Which is why I fully expected him to float a Student Loan Forgiveness scam by now.
Evidently Obama prefers a generation of debt-slaves to the Federal government to the youth-vote for his reelection, so no Student Loan forgiveness program.
“While the Obama campaign is focusing on free contraception, young people are focused on their empty wallets.”
When you’re worried about where your next meal is coming from, you probably are not thinking much about finding someone to share your bed with. And try as one might, one can’t eat free condoms.
This shows Romney losing 29 EV since yesterday with O = 280 and R = 206.
There is one core constituent which will remain with them.
Bamster’s Titanic has hit the iceberg called Reality and the smart ‘rats are manning the lifeboats and rowing away from the disaster. Meanwhile, Barry and his true believers are reshuffling the deck chairs as the bow goes ubder. Adios, Bamster.