Skip to comments.Young voter drop in Obama support unprecedented
Posted on 11/24/2012 10:44:00 AM PST by imardmd1
In post-election analyses, the 11-point drop in the president's support among 18- to 29-year-olds indicates that particular voting bloc is falling away from Barack Obama on major issues.
One polling trend that isn't going in Barack Obama's favor after the presidential election is the drop in his support among young voters. Even though it might not be as unbelievable as winning 100 percent of the vote in 59 Philadelphia precincts ─ and nine Cleveland precincts ─ an 11-point swing in support away from Obama is lifting some eyebrows on both sides of the political spectrum ... particularly because that swing comes from the president's strongest segment of voters.
This 11-percent drop in support among the 18- to 29-year-old age group is the largest drop in that demographic in U.S. history for an incumbent president who won re-election.
It begs the question: To what can this largest demographic swing be attributed?
(Note: the above bolding emphsis is mine.)
(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com ...
Isn't it about time to conduct a broad and deep criminal investigation of these 100% PA and OH districts by finding people therein who will swear they did not vote for Obama, and then finding out what and who are the organization(s) which caused this poll-rigging to happen?By carefully investigating the clerks and inspectors as to their character and behavior? Come on! Some of those youths must have voted in some of those districts.
There must have at least ONE mistake of a voter in hitting the wrong button irretrievably! This is a conspiracy and it is big.
They just haven’t yet been totally forgiven their student loans and fully integrated into the EBT, TANF, Section 8, SNAP, and EITC society yet....4 more years ought to do it.
I’m sure their inability to get unemployment had nothing to do with it.
Young people are the ones who can see what’s going on. They’re not afraid of the truth plus they loathe hypocrisy. They freak when they find out about abortion and they flock, unreportedly, to anti abortion rallies and to things like the Popes semiannual youth visit- these are kids resourceful enough to raise thousands of $s for the trip (NOT government funds, you can be sure).
they are hammered in college with lib think but the smart ones are finding alternatives, not dreaming of incurring a no job - hundred or so $K debt just to get hammered with such.
The young, skull full of mush, “lady parts” voters with their breast implants and popeye tattoos made up the difference with their demands for free condoms and birth control pills. The “Little Princess” vote.
It was our election to lose, and we did.
Voter drop that was made up by increased turnout among single white women, Blacks, sodomites, Hispanic, and Asians, and the food stamp crowd.
With the drop in support in Obama’s identity groups, the question now is why the Republicans couldn’t/didn’t take advantage.
A decent turnout of Republicans back to the totals of McCain wouldn’t been a sweeping victory. A change of a few hundred thousand votes in swing states would have made for a victory.
There is no good reason I can see why so many Republican voters allowed the country to be taken over by the Obama socialist racist coalition.
The "inside the beltway" GOP lost the election. They've reverted to what they were between Hoover and Reagan, perfectly content to lose and watch the Democrats implement the Big Government they desire.
Young people, like everyone, can be easily fooled once.
Twice? Not so many of them are that stupid.
Let’s give them credit for seeing through the bSh!t
and try to get them to turn out and vote for the better candidate(s) next time!
There are signs of intelligence in the next generation!
Let’s do our best to reach out and embrace ...
I read that after all absentee ballots and provisional ballots were counted Romney actually got more votes than McCain.
Y’all are missing the point! This is not about the young vote! It’s about NO VOTES for somebody else in all these districts. What this post is about is the broad criminal conduct of the polls, IMHO!
Baloney. Support for contraception is extremely strong from the ‘tune in, turn on, drop out’ generation.
There are 90 million Americans who are eligible to vote; yet chose not to do so. I wonder who they are..?
Good grief. Who the heck would care, except for Dems who wish Repubs replay the last election?
Pick a conservative and it won’t matter. We will win. Pick a liberal like Romney and people don’t have a choice on who to vote since both were liberal. The youth had nobody to vote for and that is why they didn’t support either one.
If his biggest supporters abandoned him, then how did he win? Fraud!
The biggest load of crap is to vote others. The one and only person to lose the election is ROMNEY! He was the liberal who sucked! Get off blaming others as you sound like Obama. Romney lost because he has zero core. He flip flopped on many issues and was liberal on the rest. ROMNEY LOST THIS EASY ELECTION!!!!!
The biggest load of crap is to blame others. The one and only person to lose the election is ROMNEY! He was the liberal who sucked! Get off blaming others as you sound like Obama. Romney lost because he has zero core. He flip flopped on many issues and was liberal on the rest. ROMNEY LOST THIS EASY ELECTION!!!!!
“Isn’t it about time to conduct a broad and deep criminal investigation of these 100% PA and OH districts”
What happened in these same districts in 2008 ???
What did McCain/Palin get 4 years ago, compare side by side with 2012, district by district.
Obama would have won regardless of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Obama won by so many electorals that it was very embarrassing....even Romney should hide forever.
As though we don’t know that this was a stolen election. The Obamedia want us to believe that Blacks, Mexicans, and immoral young women put our first Communist president into office for the next four years, but we know it was really Axlerod and his crooked voting machines. Because they cheated, Obama has no credibility and will be the worst failure in the history of the presidency.
I did not get the full story ,but if some FReeper from Houston did hear all of this - Please reply with more details. Thanks.
another memory fragment- the truck stop could have been on US Hwy 75 because i thought the caller said Denison Texas
that route takes you more to a NE direction
We know there was ridicuous voter fraud. We knew it way prior to the primaries. Romney couuld have been a great president, but he was a terrible candidate.
The GOP was not listening to us nor are they seeing where they went wrong- the point that we told them about- the forseeable problem. Get someone in there with convictions. Conservative ones a plus. But someone who could fight BHO and the Dems with more (as much we would have taken) power than that with which he fought the Republicans in the primary.
The fraud was taken into account with that plea.
You can’t unseat him with fraud charges and hav four years of a good presidency. And with whom? Biden? Pelosi? Hillary? Axelrod? Mooch? Rahm Emmanuel? Holder?
Romney? He ran off the stage so fast I got whiplash just watching.
You sat at home didn’t you?
You ripped Romney at every opportunity while he was our candidate didn’t you?
You are still attacking him.
Well you got who you played for.
That is the big question. From the highbrow proclamations of the principled voters, you would think they are pleased that the socialists are running amok.
Here’s the latest analysis from the pollster who was most correct about the election.
This is not impossible considering that only 4% of blacks overall voted for Romney and the ghetto percentage is less. So one percent (4 out of 400) is probably about all Romney could expect.
You are still attacking him.
That’s because you are slobbering all over him. It is disgusting. He lost. Deal with it and next time don’t pick someone you love but someone you hopefully share your values...unless you do share his values....God only knows you could be the most liberal person by your behavior.
Think of it this way. Even if Romney would have gotten the 4% black vote in those precincts, that would have been 16 votes per 400 voters times about 200 precincts or a couple hundred more votes in Cleveland as a whole. Made no practical difference to this election. The way to fix it in the future is to stop subsidizing the ghetto.
Your continued sniping at the fellow only hurts our brand.
Dems circle the wagons.
Folks like you call for circular firing squads.
This is why we lost Senate seats too.
Was Romney perfect? Hell No!
Was he head an shoulders over Obama? Hell Yes!
Yes ... but no one with clout is willing to put their retirement on the line.
“The young, skull full of mush, lady parts voters with their breast implants and popeye tattoos made up the difference with their demands for free condoms and birth control pills. The Little Princess vote.”
Yes, Obama planned on the votes of the young. He knows that he will have to cut Medicare further than the billions he has taken from Medicare already and ration healthcare. Obama will have an ally in those further cuts in this same large segment of young people in sending off granny with a sleeping pill.
Updated November 23, 2012, 6:11 p.m. ET
Jenkins: None Dare Call It Default
A nicer term for what’s about to sock the middle class is ‘entitlement reform.’
A few years ago, when the economy was humming, a common estimate held that federal taxes would have to rise 50% immediately to fully fund entitlement programs. Today, a 50% tax increase would be needed just to meet the government’s current spending, never mind its future obligations.
One way or another, then, entitlements will be cut. Don’t call it default. The correct term is entitlement reform.
You saw this day coming and saved for your own retirement. Don’t call it default when Washington inevitably confiscates some of your savings, say, by raising taxes on dividends and capital gains. Taxpayers accept the risk of future tax hikes that may make the decision to save seem foolish in retrospect.
Which brings us to President Obama. He knows cuts are necessary but seeks to position Democrats politically as the defender of all spending. Notice that, with ObamaCare, he is deliberately creating a constituency of the young to set against the old in future fights over the allocation of federal health care dollars....
Obama: Old people dont need life saving treatments they can take a pain pill (and be left to die) UPDATED!
Posted by iusbvision on June 26, 2009
Your continued sniping at the fellow only hurts our brand.
Not if it wakes people up and admit that we f’ed up by picking a horrible candidate TWICE. If we continue to say that Romney was groovy then God forbid it will happen again and we will get stuck with another loser. Isn’t twice enough???? Aren’t you embarrassed? Don’t you feel that we made mistakes?
I actually believe 100 percent is possible in these cess-pools. Yep, the election was based on a few dozen urban areas in the entire nation...urban areas that do not even look like ‘America’, as they much more resemble the third world.
Agreed, and Romney was the anointed prince of the beltway GOP.
Once the primary is over I support our candidate, and frankly I thought Romney performed better than we could have expected.
I disagree with lots of legislation that was passed in Ma, but don’t hold Romney personally liable for all that legislation.
He took a lot of the extreme liberal stuff out, as in the Ma AWB.
It’s a horrible law that did not fit the nation and would have been much worse for Ma gun owners had Romney not worked to protect gun owners from the extreme liberals in Ma.
Romneycare is what Ma wanted and is constitutional at the STATE level.
States are laboratories of legislation.
What is Unconstitutional IMHO is Obamacare at the Federal level.
Justice Roberts disagrees with me but Romney thought it was unconstitutional too.
Perhaps. But I think we need to pick a conservative in 2016. People say they are not electable but neither is moderates either obviously. Santorum should be our candidate in 2016. I don’t see how anyone else would be worse or possibly better. The GOP is going to try to pick a hispanic to try and win that way.....Again it is all about conservative values not sucking up especially to Republicans who are smarter than that.
Nice anecdotal thoughts, but the stats tell us otherwise: the young vote more liberally than anyone else.
If Obama had an unprecedented drop in support from his first to second term, that most likely is simply due to his having had a super-unprecedented level of support among the young to start with.
It doesn't matter anymore how good your candidate is. Show me all the precincts where Romney won 100% of the vote.
I understand your perspective but if Romney got creamed on the war on women what do you think will happen to Rick?
In the general election Romney was a very strong candidate.
You can’t just appeal to one group of people.
Romney has a good flair for not getting pissed off or offensive.
That said, I do believe he is conservative at heart.
Sadly he could not beat Santa Claus.
In Ohio Romney got killed on his 47% statement.
Especially where the 47%ers are 99%
999 would have gone over well there.
Fair elections are history in this country, and it’s always the libtards who cheat and get away with it.
Amerika is officially an upside-down society, soviet style.
They also had 4 years of exposure to Marxism in action.
Forget targeting specific demographics. The GOP needs to make the general case for Liberty.
We’re no winning if by the slightest of margins. We need a sea-change in turnout that will represent real interest in moving the Country forward. A progressive society is one that embraces Conservative values.
Romney was a whack case, a radical liberal, whose only legacy in politics will be gay marriage and Obamacare, Romney rejected the GOP pro-life platform and called for homosexualizing the Boy Scouts and the military, and returned to his pro-abortion “health of the mother” after he won the nomination.
The man is a whack case that literally believes that he is becoming God, and teaches that others can become Gods also and rule over their own planets, he is a draft evading pathological liar that claims to have marched with MLK and other bizarre lies.
Did Romney and his supporters destroy the GOP brand forever, we don’t know.
Running a democrat, broke the connection with the GOP branding.
You are not telling the truth. Romney never walked with MLK jr. he was only 14 at the time. Why do you have such hatred to him? No Republican ever brings up those social issues while he is President. They are too busy fighting the Socialist in congress. Romney is right to life man,too
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.