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Gallup: Young people more likely to align with Democratic Party
UPI ^ | March 28, 2014

Posted on 03/30/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

March 28 (UPI) -- Young U.S. voters have become more likely to identify with the Democratic Party since 2006, a Gallup Poll said Friday.

Gallup said the movement is fueled partly by increasing racial and ethnic diversity. But the poll found whites between the ages of 18 and 29 have also shifted to the Democrats in recent years.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; democrats; gallup; trends; youthvote
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Shocking. Equally astounding is that the overly emotional and people who generally "feel" without "thinking" also align with Democrats. Oh and those whose intelligence is limited to bumper sticker mentality.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

2 posted on 03/30/2014 1:07:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What is the big surprise here? Have you seen the average age of the people at a Republican event. Not even the AARP would bother with the mailing list - it would have started mailing to them decades ago. Even the Young Republican groups are pushing 40.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 1:09:59 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is the real reason the voting age was dropped to 18 in 1965 (during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, with both houses of Congress in Democrat hands).


4 posted on 03/30/2014 1:10:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom
As I generally tell adult liberals, if most 11-year olds could vote, you would have something in common.
5 posted on 03/30/2014 1:11:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Their mental abilities are still evolving so you could consider them infantile in many respects until the realize as they get older that they are paying thru the nose for the agenda they once supported.
6 posted on 03/30/2014 1:13:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess this is literally what you mean by a “no-brainer”. Critical thinking is a commodity in growing scarcity. And nothing is being done to stem or reverse this tendency.

We expect the young to experiment and defy conventional wisdom. Who knew it could continue into middle age and beyond?


7 posted on 03/30/2014 1:14:23 PM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The social media, "smartphone" generation that cannot read cursive.

Surprise, surprise!

8 posted on 03/30/2014 1:15:44 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Yez. You zee, zee plan is verking just as vee hoped!

Used to be young skulls full of mush. Not young skulls full of liberal horse crap. (No offense to horse crap)


9 posted on 03/30/2014 1:16:56 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Do tell!


10 posted on 03/30/2014 1:17:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was the headline right below the article: Poll: Whites trending more Republican. Nevetheless, it all comes down to racial lines. So who’s calling someone racist again? Oh yes, its’ whitey, always whitey...


11 posted on 03/30/2014 1:18:06 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: doorgunner69

Easier to fool the young’uns and naive no life experience libs


12 posted on 03/30/2014 1:19:24 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Ha ha—there are a couple of YR groups in NYC that have been populated with geezers for years!


13 posted on 03/30/2014 1:19:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ConservativeStatement

Raze the Voting Age to 50 yr old.


14 posted on 03/30/2014 1:20:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not surprising, after decades of brainwashing in the public schools and colleges.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ConservativeStatement

LIBERALISM: A disease that infects the weak and destroys all rational thought in the host.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 1:23:00 PM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: Cicero

I remember seeing an article awhile back that said most of the yutes of today get their “news” from the Tonight Show, Letterman and the Daily Show. We’re screwed.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 1:24:35 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: ConservativeStatement

No surprise here... that age group votes based on celebrity appeal and whoever offers the freebies.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 1:26:00 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Steely Tom

“This is the real reason the voting age was dropped to 18 in 1965 (during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, with both houses of Congress in Democrat hands).”

The 26th Amendment was adopted in 1971 during the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 1:27:17 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Steely Tom
This is the real reason the voting age was dropped to 18 in 1965 (during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, with both houses of Congress in Democrat hands).

Actually it happened on March 1971, Nixon was president, the Vietnam war, and the draft, and protests were raging........

Nixon won 52% of the under 30 vote, the democrats won 46%.

20 posted on 03/30/2014 1:27:22 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Churchill was right.

All these young folks that are drawn to the Democrats due to social issues such as abortion, gay marriage and racial and ethnic diversity will grow older and wiser and become Republicans.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 1:30:09 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: ansel12

Sorry, thanks for the correction.

I guess Nixon wanted to “bring us together.”


22 posted on 03/30/2014 1:32:02 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

IMO, purely because of marketing. The RATs align themselves with the younger voters by going onto TV shows. They do “young things”, if you were to ask more detailed questions you would find that when given a situation younger people are more conservative than we have all be led to think.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 1:33:36 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: Steely Tom

The youth vote only emerged as a serious problem,in the 1990s.

In 1968 the Democrats won 47% of the (21) to 29 year old vote, in 1972, they won 46% of the 18 to 29 age group, in 1976, after Watergate, and with the weak, moderate (and under suspicion) Ford, against what appeared to be a social conservative Democrat with a strong military back ground, the Democrats picked up 51% of the 18 to 29 year old vote.

In 1980 Democrats got 44% of that age group, 1984-40%, 1988-47%.

It wasn’t until 1992 that the under 30 age group became a Democrat voter group, George W. did get 46% and 45% though.

The 66% that Obama won 2008, is unprecedented and doesn’t bode well for the future.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 1:39:41 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Oliviaforever
Churchill was right. All these young folks that are drawn to the Democrats due to social issues such as abortion, gay marriage and racial and ethnic diversity will grow older and wiser and become Republicans.

No, they won't, see post 24.

Decades of social liberalism has broken them, social liberalism/libertarianism creates more liberal voters, of all ages, it is a liberal voter producing culture.

25 posted on 03/30/2014 1:44:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They are getting a pig in a poke and just don’t know it yet.

If it goes on long enough, the beast they so avidly and ignorantly support will rob them of their prosperity, their liberty, their happiness, and eventually, their lives, as all tyrannies eventually do.

Sad. They are so damned ignorant. They just don’t know, most of them.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 1:45:07 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: alloysteel

computers extend childhood.
it may sound trite but i think its a deep statement even if i say so myself.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 1:45:24 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: ronnie raygun

They’re forging the chains that will eventually enslave them.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 1:46:23 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ConservativeStatement

The kids love the freebees, along with many others. No surprise. Why work when you don’t have to.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 1:54:17 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Cicero

True...and I can’t see a fix for that problem.

Toss in the media and entertainment industry and I’m afraid we are sunk.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 1:55:43 PM PDT by berdie
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To: gunsequalfreedom

By 2019 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as classified by the USG. Every cohort that turns 18 will be more minority and more Democrat. Demography is destiny.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 1:56:25 PM PDT by kabar
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To: ConservativeStatement

Those 18-29 are looking for a replacement for their parents, so they can continue to receive “free” goodies. Also, most college students know nothing of politics or American history and so they simply believe what their Liberal/Progressive/Socialist/Communist professors tell them to believe.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 1:57:10 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Hasn't that always been the case? Hell,I recall having one or two “liberal” opinions 40-45 years ago.But they melted away like ice cubes in August as I saw more and more pay stubs...filed more and more 1040s...
33 posted on 03/30/2014 1:57:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Racial and ethnic diversity is a very unwieldy euphemism for new recruits to the Free Stuff crowd.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 1:58:37 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Something weird is going on at Gallup’s Presidential approval rating poll. It’s up and down like an elevator.Zero gets a two day rally that sees him go from -15 to -5, with concurrent big increments in approval and decrements in disapproval, stalls for a day ; then drifts down where he was over the next 3-4 days; then the cycle runs again. They must be calling only 202 area code for one three day period each 10 days, or treasury checks for income tax refunds come out every ten days.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 2:01:17 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: ansel12
We bring in 1.2 million legal permanent immigrants a year. 87% of them are minorities as defined by the USG. In 1970 one in 21 was foreign born in this country; today it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years; and within a decade it will be one in 7 the highest in our history.

There are 45 million foreign born in this country not counting their US born children. Why is it surprising that there will be electoral effects? Every year we bring in hundreds of thousands of future Dem voters. Immigrants vote more than two to one for the Dems.

36 posted on 03/30/2014 2:02:14 PM PDT by kabar
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To: rlmorel

“If it goes on long enough, the beast they so avidly and ignorantly support will rob them of their prosperity, their liberty, their happiness, and eventually, their lives, as all tyrannies eventually do.”

This is all they’ve ever known. This is their norm.
They’re perfectly happy as long as they have modern gadgets and wifi and cable.

They’re then free to keep up with the endless stream of things like American Idol.

To expect that they suddenly have a change of heart isn’t realistic.

The wheel has turned and the world has changed. IMHO it’s not going to change back.


37 posted on 03/30/2014 2:02:30 PM PDT by snarkybob
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To: ConservativeStatement
I hope they keep trending this way. I need these dumb bastards to pay my Social Security.

/sarcasm off, but only a little bit/

38 posted on 03/30/2014 2:02:55 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Don’t forget the Marxist indoctrination they get at most college campuses these days.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT by Marathoner (When Obama fails, freedom prevails)
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Easier to fool the young’uns and naive no life experience libs

Perhaps this is the reason that Aristotle said that young people should be studying Euclid, but not politics.

40 posted on 03/30/2014 2:06:18 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: ConservativeStatement

Generally, young people are lazy, need taken care of, irresponsible, devoid of life experiences, no common sense, and usually have no problem taking other peoples money.

I can’t figure out why they vote Democrat!


41 posted on 03/30/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Oliviaforever

The real problem was the 19th (:


42 posted on 03/30/2014 2:09:13 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: ConservativeStatement

Educational brainwashing.


43 posted on 03/30/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: kabar

That was the effect that JFK was looking for in the his legislation that was passed after his death, in 1965, to replace the American WASP voters with Catholics and non-WASPs.

JFK (and the left) wanted to import democrat voters to replace Protestants, who had only voted democrat twice before JFKs death, 1932 and 1936, and a group who has only voted democrat once since his death, that was in 1964.


44 posted on 03/30/2014 2:13:59 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, you people are particularly stupid and ignorant.

Furthermore, there is no reason for anyone to align with the GOP.


45 posted on 03/30/2014 2:14:45 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ansel12

The non-Hispanic white population is projected to peak in 2024, at 199.6 million, up from 197.8 million in 2012. Unlike other race or ethnic groups, however, its population is projected to slowly decrease, falling by nearly 20.6 million from 2024 to 2060.

Meanwhile, the Hispanic population would more than double, from 53.3 million in 2012 to 128.8 million in 2060. Consequently, by the end of the period, nearly one in three U.S. residents would be Hispanic, up from about one in six today.

The black population is expected to increase from 41.2 million to 61.8 million over the same period. Its share of the total population would rise slightly, from 13.1 percent in 2012 to 14.7 percent in 2060.

The Asian population is projected to more than double, from 15.9 million in 2012 to 34.4 million in 2060, with its share of nation's total population climbing from 5.1 percent to 8.2 percent in the same period.

The U.S. is projected to become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. While the non-Hispanic white population will remain the largest single group, no group will make up a majority.

All in all, minorities, now 37 percent of the U.S. population, are projected to comprise 57 percent of the population in 2060. (Minorities consist of all but the single-race, non-Hispanic white population.) The total minority population would more than double, from 116.2 million to 241.3 million over the period.

Projections show the older population would continue to be predominately non-Hispanic white, while younger ages are increasingly minority. Of those age 65 and older in 2060, 56.0 percent are expected to be non-Hispanic white, 21.2 percent Hispanic and 12.5 percent non-Hispanic black. In contrast, while 52.7 percent of those younger than 18 were non-Hispanic white in 2012, that number would drop to 32.9 percent by 2060. Hispanics are projected to make up 38.0 percent of this group in 2060, up from 23.9 percent in 2012

46 posted on 03/30/2014 2:15:10 PM PDT by kabar
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To: ansel12

When the history of the US is written, historians will point to the 1965 Immigration Act as the primary cause of the decline and fall of the United States of America. We are in decline now and it will only get worse.


47 posted on 03/30/2014 2:17:08 PM PDT by kabar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Winston, at 20 more so usually naive and ignorant.


48 posted on 03/30/2014 2:18:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: ConservativeStatement

No explaining stupid. Young people liked Hitler, too.


49 posted on 03/30/2014 2:26:30 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: kabar

It was the end, it was a replacement strategy to defeat the United States, a nation that was a slap in the face to some, and immigration had become the tool for the left to destroy it, within 75 years of the beginning of the revolution.


50 posted on 03/30/2014 2:26:45 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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