Skip to comments.Ralph Rocks the Vote (Poll Shows Young Voters Turning Toward Nader, at the expense of Kerry)
Posted on 03/23/2004 10:09:48 AM PST by NYC Republican
Ralph Nader may have been abandoned by some of his celebrity backers, railed against in Democratic Party circles and skewered on late night TV, but the consumer advocate still packs a powerful punch with young voters. According to the latest NEWSWEEK and Newsweek.com Genext poll, the feisty Nader, widely blamed for Al Gores defeat in the 2000 election, drew twice the support among voters aged 18-29 as he did in a comparable poll of all registered voters. The groundswell of youth support could mean good news for Nader, and perhaps more significantly, for President George W. Bush.
At face value, Bushs performance with the Under-30 set is hardly anything to write home about. His support among young voters has remained steady in the past month38 percent of 18-29 year olds said they would likely vote for him in a hypothetical election, compared with 41 percent of young voters who supported the president a month ago, an insignificant change within the margin of error. But while Bushs youth numbers still lag behind his performance with voters of all ages (46 percent), the president can perhaps find something to smile about in the Genext numbers of his rival, Sen. John Kerry. While the 47 percent of young voters who say they favor Kerry still gives the Massachusetts senator a nine point lead over the president, Kerrys support has dropped significantly from the 56 percent who said they would vote for him just one month ago.
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I would post them but it's too hard to formatt.
But one especially did catch my eye
|Bush Voters||Kerry Voters||Bush Voters||Kerry Voters|
|Definitely vote for candidate||73||59||82||65|
|Could change mind||27||40||18||34|
40 and 34% leaning towards Kerry could change their minds but only 27% to 18% that are leaning towards Bush!!!
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Born 79-82 - Bush 49, Gore 35, Nader 16
Born 71-78 - Bush 51, Gore 48, Nader 1
He's a straw candidate. I think he'll do better on election day than Michael Dukakis did but I don't know that this election will be anywhere as close as 2000. The big factor will be in seeing that this race still "appears" to be close. It will only help to motivate the conservative base to go to the polls. With only 50% of voters actually voting, whoever gets more supporters to the polls wins (provided they do it in states to get enough electoral votes). States that are in contention will have stronger "get out the vote - knock and drag" efforts than in Democrat strongholds.
Certainly the more Nader, Greens, the Socialist party, the Communist party, the Worker's World party, and the Socialist Worker's party draw Democrat support, the more Democrats will push to far left socialism in policy. Rather than trying to move back to middle to get the moderates, they will continue to pursue the far left wackos. Even without Ralph Nader's Green Party votes in Florida, Albert Gore Junior could have won with the Socialist/Communist vote in Florida.
The Republicans may pick up more votes from moderates as a result or they could move even more to the left, away from conservativism, as the "center" moves more to the left.
At some point we need to be holding Republicans to the party platform and ousting the CINOs and RINOs in the primaries.